Today you can see around 30 llamas in Machu Picchu, wandering free in the ruins’ terraces, but in Cusco and Puno villages, they are herded and are vital to support the economy of locals. Their wool is used to make sweaters, ponchos, and chullos, warm and thick for the Andes’ cold weather.
Where can I see llamas in Peru?
WHERE TO FIND LLAMAS AND ALPACAS IN PERU? If you dream of seeing these beautiful and friendly animals in their native environment, then you will have to visit the mountainous regions of Cusco, Puno, and Arequipa. If you want to see large herds, take the Lares or Ausangate treks in the Cusco regions.
Are there condors at Machu Picchu?
Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)
Sometimes the Andean Condor can be seen around the Machu Picchu ruins but is more likely to be found at the higher parts of the Inca Trail.
Are there Pumas in Machu Picchu?
If you visit Cusco and Machu Picchu you will notice that the most common representations of animals are three: the condor, the puma and the snake. These 3 creatures represent heaven, earth and the world of the dead.