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Origins of the Alpaca

The world's indigenous alpaca population originated in the Andes Mountains of South America. Along the Altiplano, or "High Plains", of Bolivia, Peru and Chile, alpacas existed and thrived in their natural state for many centuries. The U.S. alpaca industry began in earnest in 1984 with the importation of native species, the founding of the national registry (A.R.I.), and the initiation of a variety of U.S. breeding strategies and techniques.


Financial Aspects of Alpaca Ownership

From the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association. Visit their website at

Why do people in so many countries call alpacas, "The world's finest livestock investment"? For any investment to be valuable, it must possess certain qualities which make it desirable. Gold is scarce, real estate provides shelter, oil produces energy, bonds earn interest, stocks are supposed to increase in value, and diamonds symbolize love. Alpacas share many of these investment attributes . .

Updated September 02, 2017