A most useful South American animal, somewhat like a camel, but smaller and without a hump. The llama lives in flocks among the Andes, and feeds mostly on coarse grasses, mosses, lichens, and shrubs. The ancient Peruvians tamed the llama, and kept great numbers of them for beasts of burden ; ard it is still put to this use in many parts of South America, especially for carrying goods across steep mountain roads where horses cannot go. The hair of the llama is woven into stuffs similar to alpaca.