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A picture of a Guanaco at the San Diego Zoo. Guanacos look very much like llamas and for me the best way to distinguish between them is that llamas have much thicker fur, much more sheep like than the Guanacos.


13 responses

  1. Nice photo

    September 9, 2012 at 2:12 am

    • I was inspired by your photos 🙂

      September 9, 2012 at 6:06 am

      • That’s a great honor for me 🙂

        September 9, 2012 at 7:05 am

  2. I’ve heard good things about the San Diego Zoo. I tried to get some good photos at our Zoo, in Norfolk, but the heavy wire surrounding the enclosures prevented any clean shots.

    September 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

    • The San Diego zoo is world famous, I was very impressed by the variety and its size. You can easily spend a whole weekend there as one day might not be enough. Not all animals are that easily accessible, specially the carnivores 🙂

      September 9, 2012 at 7:59 am

  3. Nice picture. I gave myself a birthday present of going to visit the San Diego Zoo in 1974. One of my most memorable birthdays!

    September 9, 2012 at 10:00 am

    • You should come & visit again… I’m sure its changed quite a bit since then 🙂

      September 9, 2012 at 10:31 am

      • I “should”, but getting past the LA area is scary. Actually I do have vague plans to visit friends who live in Big Sur. If you really want to get out into some gorgeous nature, that would be a great place to start and you’re not all that far from it.

        September 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

  4. Interesting. I’ve never heard of these animals before, so once again, I’ve learnt something today! Thanks! 🙂

    September 10, 2012 at 4:29 am

  5. Thank you for explanation, I wondered about the difference, does any of these or llamas have a hump?

    September 12, 2012 at 3:34 am

    • My google search led me to the following conclusion: “Even though they are the same family as camels, they don’t have humps” 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 7:43 am

      • 😀 thank you Bashar :D. I am wiser now 🙂

        September 12, 2012 at 11:04 pm

  6. A very nice photo. I really like the quality of the back light. It feels like the pictures was captured on a crisp morning.Those guanacos are quite some special and beautiful animals.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:12 am