The Al Packa is a Maxis-made creature, present in the final game. It is based on the animals of the Camelidae family of real animals. The name is taken from "alpaca", though the Spore creature has significantly less fur.
They are deadly carnivores, and while fighting they have a horrifically powerful bite capable of rending flesh, as well as a moderately powerful charge to daze their prey to allow them to work their massively strong jaws.
- The Al Packa is part of a running theme in Maxis games, where alpacas or llamas have many references in games such as Sim City or The Sims.
- In the Middle East, Al- is often used in surnames and city names, such as the similar-sounding Al-Raqqah.