MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: Llama Skin

Area: Zoology
Posted By: Tim Susman, Staff Zoology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Date: Tue Apr 16 12:26:10 1996

Thick skin is most likely an adaptation to the cold, dry climate in which the llamas evolved. Their thick fur provides protection from the cold, and the skin helps retain moisture as well as retaining heat.

More information about llamas is available at: The Llama Web Page and Woolly Acres

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