The Inca animal
In the Inca kingdom in Peru 4,500 years ago, the llama was used as a meat and pack animal and for sacrificial purposes. It does not have hooves as such but walks on plantar pads and has two toes. As with camels, the llama’s upper lip is divided in two and
can be used like fingers to take hold of food. The llama is able to utilise more of the oxygen in the air than other animals, which means that it thrives in mountain habitats at altitudes of up to 4,000 metres.