Alpacas in Wales – level 1
Alpacas normally live in Peru. But several alpacas have a new home. They live on a farm in West Wales.
12 sheep live on the farm, too. The alpacas stay with the sheep. Scientists watch how these animals live together. The alpacas keep the sheep safe. They can spot dangerous animals, for example, foxes. The alpacas also eat a type of grass which the sheep do not eat. It means that there is better grass for the sheep.
Scientists do not think that alpacas will replace sheep in Wales. But there are many good things about the new animals. They help keep Wales peatlands. Peatlands are important for clean air.
Difficult words: spot (to see something), replace (to take the place of something), peatland (an area of dark brown substance which comes from dead plants).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What benefits do alpacas bring to the sheep on the farm in West Wales?
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