Alpaca are related to camels, and come from South America. They are mainly bred for their exquisite wool. The Llama is a close relative of the alpaca, but is mostly used as a pack animal. Alpaca wool is very highly appreciated for its softness and warmth. The wool contains no grease, and also those allergic to sheep’s wool can often use garments made of alpaca wool. The wool is usually spun to yarn to be used for lovely knitted garments, but it can also be felted.
The alpacas at Hannelbacka roam the yard, where the adults keep watch from a hillock while the foals play and do their antics.