What Is a Baby Llama Called?

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A baby llama is called a cria. Crias may be the result of breeding between two llamas, two alpacas or a llama-alpaca pair.

Mama llamas carry their young for roughly 350 days. They usually have single births, with the baby weighing anywhere from 20 to 30 pounds at birth. The mother, or dam, usually stands while birthing the baby, which normally happens during the day. Twins are rare in the llama world. Weaning usually occurs at around 6 months old, and the cria is then known as a weanling. At 1 year old, they are called yearlings and are considered adults once they reach 2 years old.