Llama

Llama

Latin name: Lama glama

Aah! Mountain Air!

  • Although a member of the camelid family, it does not have a hump like its cousins the camel and the dromedary. Its long thin legs are adapted to travel on rocky terrain. 
  • It has a thick insulating wool coat that helps keep it warm. By rolling on the ground, it loosens the wool's fibers that will help maintain the insulating characteristics of its coat. 
  • When annoyed, the llama lowers its ears and shows its teeth. If the aggression persists, it can then spit a smelly and acidic substance that comes from its stomach. 
  • Its natural predators are mostly the coyote and the cougar, but the young can also be attacked by the Andean condor. 
  • Since the species is considered domesticated, it has no particular status. There are more than3 million llamas in the world, most of which are found in South America.
  • Distribution Andes cordillera
  • Habitat Mountains
  • Diet Herbivore
  • Status Not Assessed
  • Zoo Zone South America

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Testimonials

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane