Vigogne A (mère et jeune) - Zoo des Sables - S Silhol2

VICUNA

Vicugna vicugna

It can run on rocks at a speed of 40km/h. It uses its long neck for balance.

WEIGHT : 40 to 60 kg
It is the smallest member of the camel family.

FOOD : Plants

THREATS : Poaching (wool), habitat destruction (intensive breeding overgrazing).

ECO-GESTURE : According to EUFIC*, one or two pieces of meat every week is enough to meet our body’s needs in proteins (100 to 200g). Vegetables (lentils, beans, chickpeas) and cereals (wheat, rice, barley, german wheat) are equally rich in protein.
* European Food Information Council

 

MORE INFO :

Family : Camelidae
Gestation : 11 months
Habits : harem
Litter : 1 baby
Longevity : 20 years

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