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High up in the Andes of Chile lives the vicuna, a llama-like mammal with an extremely dense fleece. Ascending to c. 5,000 meters, it clearly needs protection against the cold. Its fine, soft fleece does this so well that it has long been coveted by the Incas, the Spaniards and people of today willing to pay 30,000 euros for a vicuna coat. This film portrays the animals in their breathtaking habitat.