Chinchilla
  • Small rodents
  • Native to the Andes mountains in South America
  • Must regularly bathe in dust of volcanic ash to remove oil and mistrue that gathers in their fur
  • Have the highest fur density of any land animal (20,000 hairs/cm 2
  • Hair is so dense that fleas cannot live in it
  • Live in burrows or crevices in rocks
  • Agile jumpers
  • Can jump to five feet above their heads
  • Predators: hawks, skunks, felines, and canines
  • Diets: plants, fruits, seeds, and small insects
  • Live in colonies