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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Rodentia
  • Family: Chinchillidae
  • Genus: Chinchilla
  • Species: Chinchilla lanigera
  • Chinchillas are found in rocky, sloping environments originating along the Andes Mountains.
  • Are very agile jumpers and can jump up to 5 feet above their head.
  • Have the highest fur density of any land animal with over 20,000 hairs per square centimeter and more than 50 hairs per follicle.