Chinchilla

                        

                               

 

 Long Tailed Chinchilla

 

SPECIES: Chinchilla lanigera

STATUS: Endangered

HABITAT: Rocks and crevices in the Andes Mountain region of Chile.

GENERAL: There are two species of Chinchilla—Short Tailed Chinchilla and the Long Tailed Chinchilla.

Both species are endangered of becoming extinct in the wild due to over hunting because of their dense fur which is used for fur coats, but they are now a protected species but are still farmed for their fur.

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