America's Stonehenge is home to eight
friendly animals known as alpacas. Alpaca Tracks was established
in 2002 by Kelsey Stone, vice president of America's Stonehenge.
He found the animals fascinating and wanted to learn more about
them. Originally, his plan was to sell the animals' fleece to
raise money for college, and now the alpacas are a beloved part
of the attraction at America's Stonehenge. Three babies, or
cria, have been born on the property with more yet to come.
To meet the members of our alpaca family, please
frequently asked questions for more
information about alpacas.
Ashley is the leader of the pack. She is very
smart and an excellent mother to her two now full-grown
"CJ" is Ashley's daughter, and mother to Mira.
She has a shy personality and happily goes with the
Mira is CJ's daughter. She is very spunky and
has a goofy personality. She is smart like her grandma
Brandy is half-sister to Ashley. She is
friendly and curious, and is always willing to check out
"Barney" is Ashley's son. He is what we call a
gentle giant. At over 200 pounds, he is just a big ball
Kordell is half-brother to Trooper. He is our
second-oldest alpaca, but he is still full of spunk.
Rocky is best friend to Trooper and is always
looking out for him. He can be shy at times, and
very out-going at others.
Trooper is half-brother to Kordell. He is the
king of the castle and has a heart of gold. He is our
oldest alpaca in the herd.
Q: What is an alpaca and how are
they different from llamas?
A: Alpacas, like llamas, are part of
the camelid family, meaning two-toed. That is about where the
similarities end between alpacas and llamas. Alpacas are about
1/3 the size of llamas, they have softer fiber, straighter ears,
and more even temperments.
Q: Do the alpacas roam freely on the hilltop?
A: Our alpacas are kept in large pens where they can be
easily viewed, but that also protect them from the local
Q: Do alpacas spit?
A: Yes, alpacas spit when they feel threatened.
Q: Are they friendly?
A: Our alpacas are very friendly and love to greet our
Q: What do alpacas eat?
A: An alpacas' diet consists mainly of hay, and they are
also given a mixture of grain twice a day.
Q: Do you sell their fiber in the gift shop?
A: Yes, we sell the fiber from our own alpacas in skeins of
yarn, and loose fiber in bags. We also sell little alpaca
plushies so you can take your own alpaca home!
Q: How often are the alpacas shorn?
A: We shear our alpacas once a year in late spring. This
keeps them cool through the summer, and by the fall their thick
fiber grows back to keep them warm all winter.