Although alpacas originated in the high altitude and harsh climate of the Andes in Peru, they do not like the extreme cold temperatures. Alpacas cannot be left out in blizzards and frigid wind. They will sometimes stay out during a soft, gentle snow. Currently they are soaking up some sun before being locked up in the barn, out of the the sub-zero wind chills that are heading this way. Those that need coats will soon have dryer wrmd coats back on to get through this nasty bout of cold.