Macrauchenia, known more colloquially as "long llamas", were large mammals that lived during the ice ages.
Herbivorous mammals, Macrauchenias had small ears, thick bodies, long thin necks and legs with thick three-toed feet, and long tails. Most notably, however, the mammals had short trunks with which to hold such items as branches. Macrauchenias often traveled in herds and when pressured to, were capable of quick bursts of speed, due to their long legs. Usually golden yellow, some color variations of Macrauchenia existed, from tan to dark brown, depending on their points of origin.
Among those creatures heading south during the days of the ice ages, Macrauchenia joined the massive herds of animals leaving the woods and forests so as to head to warmer climates.
They ultimately, along with countless other creatures, reached the south regions and enjoyed the naturally-occurring water slides and pools caused by melting ice, but were quick to leave the water parks once danger was revealed in the form of the ice and snow melting, which would result in the valley in which they and all other animals resided in.
Ultimately, the Macrauchenias, as well as all other mammals, made it out alive, and left the valley to seek out life elsewhere, a number of them encountering an angry mother Tyrannosaurus Rex, a creature long since thought extinct, that was on the search for her missing offspring.
Further on in time, the Macrauchenia were among other animals that lived during the days of the continental drift and were quick with other herds of creatures to leave the land that they once resided in after it underwent the continental drift, reaching a new home by traveling aboard a massive ocean-borne iceberg to a new land.
- Ice Age (First appearance)
- Ice Age: The Meltdown
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Ice Age: Continental Drift
- Ice Age Village (as "Sneaky Mammal")
Behind the Scenes
In concept artwork for the Macrauchenia, they are referred to as "freaky mammals", due to their odd appearance. Moreover, they, like many of the animals featured in the Ice Age films, are not actual creatures of the ice ages, but rather the era preceding them.
The Macrachenia that appeared in the first filmed had a thin layer of hair, the ones in the later films did not.
In the mobile game Ice Age Village, the Macrauchenia is referred to as "sneaky mammal".
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