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The llama (Lama glama) is a South American camelid, widely used as a pack and meat animal by Andean cultures since pre-hispanic times. For the Inca nobility the llama was of symbolical significance and llama figures were often buried with the dead.

The llama (Lama glama) is a South American camelid, widely used as a pack and meat animal by Andean cultures since pre-hispanic times. For the Inca nobility the llama was of symbolical significance and llama figures were often buried with the dead.

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