, fuzzy quadruped
related to the camel
and native to South America
. They are quiet
, and really extraordinarily fuzzy. Besides being used as pack animal
s, they are also raised for their wool
, which is comb
ed off of them rather than being shear
ed like a sheep's is. (That's how fuzzy
Llamas are well-known to alumni of Simon's Rock College. There is a llama farm down the road from the college, and in the spring the wind brings the smell of freshly thawed llama shit to parts of campus. The student newspaper has once or twice been known as the Llama Digest.
Llamas are also the subject of several Jeff Minter video games.
Did I mention that they're very fuzzy?