They're natural home is The Andes mountain range in South America, but over the last three decades alpacas have been popping up all over the Lake District.
In part, that's thanks to Pat Bentley from Newby near Penrith.
In 1983 Pat was one of the first people to bring alpacas into the UK and has been breeding them ever since.
She's retiring now and is putting her remaining alpacas up for auction.
Kim Inglis has been to meet her:
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