Ever wondered what the differences are between Alpacas and Llamas? … wonder no more.
This question has always bothered me so I decided to draw a visual explanation. The difference in two words – SIZE and EARS.
For this drawing, I decided to do a police mugshot because it would clearly show the height and size difference between the two animals. The vector Ray-Ban’s I drew for my Hipster Corgi got another run on this illustration. It ended up being a Blues Brothers style crime duo. And yes, Llamas prefer to wear neck ties and Alpacas exclusively choose bow ties.
Please, whatever you do, don’t call them by the wrong names. You know better now.
Table of differences between Alpacas and Llamas
|Height||up to 6ft||up to 5ft|
|Weight||up to 400lbs / 180kg||150lbs / 68kg|
|Ears||Large banana shaped ears||Small pointed ears|
|Body shape||Flat back||Rounded back|
|Tail||Right off end of their back||Sloped down from their back|
|Personality||Brave and stubborn||Gentle and timid|