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Chinchilla

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Chinchilla

ORIGIN

Historically, chinchillas lived in an area that included parts of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile, but today, colonies in the wild are known only in Chile.

SEX

Male and Females live in Herds aka colonies

WEIGHT

Up to 1.4KG (Short Tail)

HEIGHT

12 cm (Height)

LIFESPAN

Up to 10 years

ANIMAL POPULATION

Unknown

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Did you know?
1

Just like in any other rodents, the teeth of chinchillas grow continuously.

2

Chinchillas are rodents that are native to the Andes Mountains of northern Chile

3

Often kept as pets, chinchillas are also prized for their luxuriously soft fur and were nearly driven to extinction because of the demand.

4

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru banned the hunting of wild chinchillas.

5

They have four toes on each foot,

6

Chinchillas are omnivores; they eat both plants and meat

7

There are two species of chinchillas: the long-tailed chinchilla and the short-tailed chinchilla

8

Chinchillas are thought to be smarter than rabbits and can be taught to play with humans.

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