Machu Picchu is home to over 30 government owned llamas. They are all tagged, named, and tracked by a yellow tag you’ll see on their ear. Because these llamas spend all their time surrounded by tourists they are very friendly and will let you touch or take pictures with them. However, please do not feed the llamas as we were told 3 llamas died last year due to tourists feeding them cookies and food they couldn’t process.

Fun fact: llamas are not working animals and can only carry less than 10lbs.


Told you there were a bunch of llamas.

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