Llamas are a classic sight in Peru, where they are often herded in large groups, especially in the Andes. These animals have been an important part of Peruvian culture for centuries, and today are even credited as a great asset to the Inca Empire. They have been used for transportation and wool throughout Peru’s history, and are still valuable to Peruvians today. They are also a favorite with tourists, and many people pay a small fee to take photos with them and native Peruvians in traditional dress. Peru has the largest population of llamas in the world – here is a photo of a Peruvian llama with my daughter Elaine. Animal lovers will enjoy visiting with the llamas on a trip to Peru.