How Do Alpacas Run? Find Out The Answer Now

July 19, 2016 Tobit Alpaca Care

Alpaca are a great animal, which is why we have an alpaca farm. However, one common question people tend to ask us is how to alpaca run because they never seem to be in a hurry to get anywhere. Funny part is the alpaca are animals that love to run, but they never seem to run while people are around. Thankfully we have managed to catch a video of the alpaca running around.


As you can tell this is a mother and her cria. They are doing what is called pronking around the pasture. Pronking always reminds me of the skunk in the old Bugs Bunny cartoons. However, this is easily one of the best ways to see alpaca running and if you are paying careful attention in the video you can see the baby starts to do the pronking as she is running around the pasture.

Either way this is going to answer the age old question of how do alpacas run. I know that the usual way they run is like animals gently running around. This video really showcases the alpaca running and then they will break into a pronk as well, which is something that you usually do not get to see and have the chance to catch on video.


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