There are two types of alpacas – the Huacaya and the Suri. Ninety-five percent of alpacas are huacaya, with full fleece whose crimp or crinkle is found throughout their fleece. The fleece of the Suri is made of lustrous, straight fiber which hangs down in “dreadlocks,” giving the Suri alpaca a completely different appearance.
An adult alpaca is about 36” at the withers and about 5 ft. at the head and can weigh between 100 and 200 pounds.
Alpaca at the Akron Zoo
Alpacas can be found in the Legends of the Wild area at the Akron Zoo.
- Ranger – male, born Sept. 18, 2007
- Noel – male, born Dec. 22, 2016