Monday, November 3, 2008

Vicunas, Inca Gold of the Andes

During Inca times, the rulers only wore clothing made from the wool of the vicuna, and they only wore the clothing item once. As the Incas were forbidden to kill vicunas, they captured them alive in massive hunts and then sheared them.
Vicunas travel in several different types of associations. Family groups of 8 - 15 individuals travel throughout marked territories, occupying preferred and marginal habitats.

Vicunas, Inca Gold of the Andes
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