Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Rodentia
Family - Chinchillidae
Genus - Chinchilla

Chinchilla

Ratings

Chinchillas are medium sized rodents native to the Andes mountains in South America.
Scientific Info
Scientific Name - Chinchilla Lanigera
Type - Mammal
Diet - Herbivore
Size - 25cm - 35cm (10in - 14in)
Weight - 400g - 500g (14oz - 18oz)
Top Speed - 24km/h (15mph)
Life Span - 10 - 18 years
Lifestyle - Solitary
Conservation Status - Endangered
Appearance
Colour - Beige, Brown, Grey
Skin Type - Fur
Favourite Food - Fruit
Habitat - Dry and mountainous regions
Average Clutch Size - 3
Main Prey - Fruit, Nuts, Seeds
Predators - Owls, Fox, Cougars
Distinctive Features - Dense fur and long back legs

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