Animal Movement

South American Camelids: Llamas, Alpacas, Guanacos, and Vicuñas

This information is current as of April 27, 2016.

Old World camels (Arabian/dromedary and Bactrian) are classified as exotic ruminants, and their import requirements are on the Exotic Species page.

IMPORTING SOUTH AMERICAN CAMELIDS FROM OUTSIDE WISCONSIN

Required:

  • Certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) with complete physical destination address
  • Official identification regardless of age (one of the following):
    • Approved USDA ear tag number
    • Microchip number
    • Breed association registration number
    • Breed association tattoo (only if it uniquely identifies the animal)

Not required:

  • Import permit (except for animals that are part of a multi-species menagerie or petting zoo)
  • Tests, vaccinations or statements 
  • If there is a current vesicular stomatitis diagnosis or quarantine in the state of origin, effective May 30, 2014, Wisconsin no longer requires a permit or special statements. Please visit our vesicular stomatitis page to learn more.

To bring a llama, alpaca, guanaco or vicuña into Wisconsin, the animal must have a current certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI), and it must include official individual identification. Official ID is required regardless of the age of the animal. No specific tests or vaccinations are required.

MOVING SOUTH AMERICAN CAMELIDS WITHIN WISCONSIN
Wisconsin does not have specific requirements for moving llamas, alpacas, guanacos or vicuñas within the state of Wisconsin.

EXPORTING SOUTH AMERICAN CAMELIDS OUT OF WISCONSIN
Wisconsin does not have specific export requirements for llamas, alpacas, guanacos or vicuñas. Please contact the state or nation of destination to learn the import requirements.