GAP21: Alpacas in Norway

GAP21 stands for Global Animal Production in the 21 Century. No animal production system is perfect. Each culture has their own traditions regarding animal husbandry. Every country faces their own challenges. Let me show you what I have seen and learned thus far: One photo at a time.

Have you ever met an alpaca? If you’re from Europe the chances that you might
answer ‘ yes’ have increased rapidly over the past years. This adorable looking
camelid comes originally from the Andes of South America, but seems to cope well
with the European climate. Alpaca wool is famous for it’s special fibres and sells
for an extraordinary price compared to sheep wool. Small alpaca businesses are
popping up all around Europe, though science-based knowledge or regulations
on how you’re supposed to keep the species are hard to find. The beauty on the
picture is a young alpaca, housed in a small flock on a mixed farm in Norway.


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