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Vicuña at the Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam (Holland)

The vicuña or vicugna is one of two wild South American camelids which live in the high alpine areas of the Andes; the other being the guanaco.
It is a relative of the llama, and is now believed to be the wild ancestor of domesticated alpacas, which are raised for their coats.

The vicuña is the national animal of Peru; its emblem is used on the Peruvian coat of arms.

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