People have tended herds from the dawn of civiliation.  Alpacas were domesticated over 5,000 years ago.  These lovely animals originated in South America, and unlike their cousins Llamas who were used as pack animals, alpacas were prized for their warm, luxurious fiber.  There were revered by the native peoples in Peru, Chili, and Bolivia.
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