Chinchilla

Chinchilla

Scientific name
Chinchilla lanigera
Order
mammals
Family
Social Structure
Activity
Food
Dangers
תוכנית שימור בגן
conservasion status
CR
Extinct
EX
Extinct in the Wild
EW
Critically endangered
CR
Endangered
EN
Vulnerable
VU
Near Threatened
NT
least Concern
LC
Deficient Data
DD
In the Bible

Weight
KG
1
-
1
Life Expectancy
years
11
Interesting To Know
  • Chinchilla fur is adapted to life at high altitudes. It is soft and has many layers. However this beautiful fur has caused the species’ mass extinction in the wild. On the other hand, they have become common pets and are today also bred on farms around the world and so have in fact become domesticated. Chinchilla are adapted to life in underground tunnels: very large eyes to see in the dark, large ears and long sensitive whiskers help them to feel and hear the environment as well as to detect approaching predators.
Endangered status
cr
Worldwide
DD
Israel
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