25 October 2014

Vicuña




A vicuña at Korkeasaari,
the Helsinki Zoo, 30.8.2014.

The vicuña comes from South America and is
believed to be the wild ancestor of the alpaca.
It's the national animal of Peru.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2014/10/camera-critters-342.html

http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.fi/2014/10/saturdays-critters-47.html

50 comments:

  1. beautiful and graceful looking animal.

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  2. don't see him every day I want to come to your header town

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    1. Thank you sandy! There will be more photos from Porvoo for a Wordless Wednesday or two.

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  3. Oh ! What a gorgeous animal ! Great shots !
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  4. Conozco bien a este hermoso y elegante animal pues he tenido ocasión de verlo en libertad en numerosas ocasiones en el altiplano andino de Perú.

    Un abrazo,

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    1. Thank you Miguel! It would be fabulous to see them in their natural habitat.

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  5. What a lovely animal, he looks wild unlike the alpacas I see here that are pets and are trimmed to look like big poodles.

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    1. Thank you Hannah! I don't think they trim the animals at the zoo.

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  6. Dear Gunilla,
    what a nice series!
    I wish you a wonderful weekend,
    moni

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    1. Thank you, dear Moni! Have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Wonderful photos of this gentle-looking animal.

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  8. This is a beautiful animal, truly superb photos!

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  9. Such a pretty animal! I didn't realize the difference between the vicuña and alpaca before. Good info... Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! I consulted Wikipedia. :-)

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  10. These animals are so graceful. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Enjoy your weekend.

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  11. What a good looking animal. Not one I've seen before. Really nice.

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  12. The vicuña comes from South America and is believed to be the wild ancestor of the alpaca.

    Yes! Believe it or not, I was just reading about alpacas (and llamas) a few weeks ago. Thanks for the pictures!
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  13. Lovely lama, never knew they are called "Vicuna" (as wild). Thanks for sharing! A pleasant weekend!

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  14. It is a beautiful critter. It looks a little like the alpacas.. Great shots..Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! Have a great weekend.

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  15. Beautiful pictures of these beautiful animals.
    Have a wonderful Sunday, Gunilla.

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    1. Thank you Irma! I wish you a peaceful Sunday.

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  16. He/she has very gorgeous markings, lovely!
    Wren x

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  17. ohhh so adorable, i have never seen one!!!!

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  18. A beautiful animal and put very nice and bright on the picture:-)

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  19. en sån sötnos du bjuder på. :)

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