Scientific Name: Chinchilla lanigera
Found In: barren, arid areas in Western South America including the Andes Mountains in Chile and Argentina
Size: 12 – 21 inches long, weigh up to 1 – 2 pounds
Diet: Herbivore: seeds, leaves, roots and fruit
Threat Level: Endangered. Threats include hunting and trapping to use their fur for clothing
Facts: Chinchillas can live up to 20 years under human care.