Llamas are hotter than ever. Here’s why.

The llama’s ability to move up and down canyons and mountains makes it an ideal work animal in Peru. (Jessica Kowlden/Unsplash/) Emily Wakild is a professor of History and Director, Environmental Studies Program, Boise State University. This story originally featured on The Conversation. With their long eyelashes, banana-shaped ears, upturned mouths and stocky bodies covered […]

Mummified llamas yield new insights into Inca ritual sacrifices

Mummified llamas stashed at a more than 500-year-old site on Peru’s southern coast offer the first direct glimpse of Inca ritual sacrifices of these animals. Colored strings made from the hair of llamas or closely related animals decorated five naturally mummified llamas found at an Inca administrative center called Tambo Viejo. Four of those llamas […]