Can you guess what kind of creatures are in this exhibit? They’re relatives of the camel from South America. Llamas and alpacas are members of the camelid family, which means camels are their cousins! Here at the Creation Museum we have alpacas and a huarizo. A huarizo is a hybrid between an alpaca and a llama. Hybridization occurs when two different organisms (of the same kind) mate and produce offspring. Camels and llamas are also able to hybridize, through artificial means, producing a cama; which means that camels, llamas, and alpacas are all members of the same created kind.
So, here's a pop quiz for you. How many camelids were on Noah's ark? If you said two, you're right! Noah took two of every kind of unclean animal on the ark, and llamas, alpacas, and camels are from the same kind. So they could be traced back to one pair of ancestors!
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