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Long-Tailed Chinchilla

Chinchilla lanigera

Chinchillas are social animals that live in colonies that sleep during the day and scrounge for any available vegetation to eat at night. While domestic populations are widespread, wild chinchillas still face extinction due to hunting for their pelts as well as due to habitat destruction.


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