Alpaca are now part of therapy animals for autistic children and senior residents. The Incas in south America domesticated the alpaca over 6,000 years ago. Alpaca are smaller then llamas and are not beasts of burden. Rather they are raised for their fibre that can be woven into blankets, sweaters and numerous other parts of clothing.
Just like cats use their kitty litter, alpacas like to urinate and poo in one particular place. They are very good at letting people know when they need to go outside. These good behaviours has enable alpacas to become therapy animals.
Big and Fuzzy and Friendly, these animals, like so many animals are gifts to us.