Vicuna Roundup: Chasing Peru’s Priceless Golden Fleece

Vicuna Roundup: Chasing Peru’s Priceless Golden Fleece

Vicuñas. The Golden Fleece of the Andes. In Inca times only the nobility were allowed to wear clothing spun from their precious wool. Back then, if you killed the vicuña, you died for it. But once the empire fell vicuñas were hunted to the edge of extinction. They live high up in the unforgiving Andes […]

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