Posted On 07 Sep 2017
At the foot of the Chimborazo volcano, with a strong wind blowing, dozens of vicuñas were grouped for the first Chaccu Ecuador 2017. The animals were enclosed for the wool shearing.
It occurred three decades after the introduction of this wild animal, which was successfully adapted in the Chimborazo Fauna Production Reserve, where it is estimated that 7,185 vicuñas live, according to the population study that conducted last year.
The first 377 vicuñas were introduced between 1988 and 1998 and arrived from Chile, Bolivia, and Peru.
Maritza Vaca, from the Polytechnic School of Chimborazo (Espoch), commented that once the vicuña passed the control of the species in danger of extinction, and exceeded the 7,000 specimens, this first Chaccu was carried out, for the vicuña shearing. (I)