15 Historical Facts About Chinchillas

Do you know anything about the history of chinchillas? No? Then quickly read this article and learn more about these fluffy.

#2 Initially, these were wild animals that settled on the slopes of the Andes in South America.

#3 Several thousand years ago, the animals were domesticated by the ancient Incas. The Indians nicknamed the funny creature – “Chincha.”

#4 However, in the middle of the XIX century, chinchillas were almost completely destroyed.

#5 To restore the population, people decided to engage in artificial breeding of chinchillas. For this, special farms were created.

#6 To start breeding, specialists had to collect single individuals for 3 years. As a result, 11 animals were captured.

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