As we walked around the Inca ruins in Coyoctur, Cañar, the Alpaca charged toward us with an incredible speed. We later found out that we are not suppose to get close to it according to the regulation. Before the Spanish conquest, alpacas used to be an important part of the Incans' lives. They were used for transportation, food, domestication, clothes, and many other uses. Ever since the conquest, the population of alpacas decreased dramatically. There are rarely any left in Ecuador now. More recently, the indigenous in Cañar are trying to bring them back again.
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