DSC06101 - Cria - Baby Llama
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Cria - Baby Llama (Argentina)
This baby llama (probably only a few days old) was on the wrong side of the fence, with the mom on the other side. I grabbed it and dropped it over the fence. It felt incredibly light, just a couple of pounds maybe. It ran to its mom and immediately started suckling!
The cria was very calm and tamed, and not scared given the situation, and did not try to run away from me. I think that's because Llamas have few natural predators. There are no big cats or wolfs, only condors, but baby Llamas are probably too big to be attacked by a condor. That's why llamas let humans get very close with no fear - even though they get eaten by people!