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Fossilized Teeth Point To World’s Oldest Grasslands In Chilean Andes
2012-07-25 05:14:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two newly discovered and ancient rodent species, including the earliest known chinchilla, may have lived in the world´s oldest grasslands about 32.5 million years ago. The discovery and subsequent analysis of the teeth by an international team of researchers, which was published in the journal American Museum Novitates, supports previously collected evidence indicating that these animals once inhabited an open and dry environment...

2009-03-16 10:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay is introducing its first mammals - African Pygmy Hedgehogs and Chinchillas -- at "Soft and Prickly: Invasion of the Land Animals" on Saturday, March 21, 2009. Led by the Aquarium's husbandry and conservation departments, "Soft and Prickly" is the final hands-on animal preview event leading up to the April 4, 2009 grand opening of the Aquarium's new land animal, octopus and jellies exhibits. With the new exhibits under design, the...


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2006-12-26 10:49:42

Chinchillas and their relative's viscachas are small, twilight rodents native to the Andes Mountains in South America. They belong to the family Chinchillidae. Chinchilla fur is considered the softest in the world and is thirty times softer than human hair. Chinchillas must regularly bathe in dust or volcanic ash to remove oil and moisture that gathers in their thick fur. They have the highest fur density of any land animal with more than 20,000 hairs per square cm. Their fur is so dense...

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