Get up close and personal with alpacas

12 News
By: Krystle Henderson
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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KINGMAN, Ariz. - Alpacas of the Southwest in Kingman offers daily tours to visitors wanting to check out this amazing animal.

Not to be confused with llamas, alpacas are also members of the camel family but are about half the weight of llamas.

You'll love the animals' personalities and their names. Many of the ranch's alpacas are named after the Beatles!

While alpacas are cute to look at, they're also a big industry.

Alpacas are a luxurious fleece animal and on the ranch they are shorn yearly. The fibers are processed into socks, sweaters, blankets and many other items.

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