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  • noun Plural form of huanaco.

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Examples

  • The huanacos and vicuñas were only captured and shorn, being afterwards allowed to escape and go back to their haunts among the mountains.

    The Red True Story Book

  • Much of the wealth of the country consisted in the huge flocks of llamas and alpacas, and the wild huanacos and vicuñas which roamed freely over the frozen ranges of the Cordilleras.

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  • To his account of the animal's dying place and instinct, Darwin adds: "I do not at all understand the reason of this, but I may observe that the wounded huanacos at the Santa Cruz invariably walked towards the river."

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • The dam, impatient at the short delay, and not waiting to give it suck, has then started off at a brisk trot after the flock, scattered and galloping before the wind like huanacos rather than sheep, with the lamb, scarcely a minute in the world, running freely at her side.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • It is well known that at the southern extremity of Patagonia the huanacos have

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • The grey wilderness of dwarf thorn trees, aged and grotesque and scanty-leaved, nourished for a thousand years on the bones that whiten the stony ground at their roots; the interior lit faintly with the rays of the departing sun, chill and grey, and silent and motionless -- the huanacos 'Golgotha.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • I have known some tame huanacos, and in that state they make amusing intelligent pets, fond of being caressed, but often so frolicsome and mischievous as to be a nuisance to their master.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • I've been to a handful of zoos in the last year (Toronto, Cusco, seen the outside of Santiago and BA) but this one left me impressed by the way the animals were separated from us humans - usually not by metal fences or unsightly slabs of concrete, but rather by shrubs and other plants, highlighting the idea of seeing an animal in its natural settings (though admittedly, huanacos and zebras are hardly native to Southeast Asia).

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  • I've been to a handful of zoos in the last year (Toronto, Cusco, seen the outside of Santiago and BA) but this one left me impressed by the way the animals were separated from us humans - usually not by metal fences or unsightly slabs of concrete, but rather by shrubs and other plants, highlighting the idea of seeing an animal in its natural settings (though admittedly, huanacos and zebras are hardly native to Southeast Asia).

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