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Chinchilla Jessie Amyotte Grade 6 Fessenden
Scientific Classification <ul><li>Scientific name: “Chinchilla Lanigera” </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Chordata </li></ul><ul>...
Appearance <ul><li>Broad Head </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly Large Ears </li></ul><ul><li>Large Black Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Sma...
Habitat <ul><li>Lives in the Andes Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Rock Crevasses </li></ul><ul><li>Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Arg...
Life Cycle <ul><li>A Chinchilla is called a kit when born </li></ul><ul><li>Born with full fur </li></ul><ul><li>Breeds un...
Diet <ul><li>Primarily Herbivores </li></ul><ul><li>Tree Bark </li></ul><ul><li>Grasses </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds  </li></ul...
How The Chinchilla contributes to the diversity of life <ul><li>It helps other species survive </li></ul><ul><li>Its re-us...
Predators <ul><li>Skunks </li></ul><ul><li>Birds </li></ul><ul><li>Cats </li></ul><ul><li>Snakes  </li></ul><ul><li>Dogs <...
How Humans impact the environment of the Chinchilla <ul><li>They hunt Chinchillas for their fur </li></ul><ul><li>The Chin...
What can be done to help the Chinchilla survive? <ul><li>Stop hunting them for their fur </li></ul><ul><li>Stop fur tradin...
Fun Facts <ul><li>A chinchilla can jump 6 feet up </li></ul><ul><li>The heart rate is 100 beats per min </li></ul><ul><li>...
References <ul><li>www.Chinchilla.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.Chinchilla  Wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Encyclopaed...
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  1. 1. Chinchilla Jessie Amyotte Grade 6 Fessenden
  2. 2. Scientific Classification <ul><li>Scientific name: “Chinchilla Lanigera” </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Chordata </li></ul><ul><li>Class: Mammalia </li></ul><ul><li>Order: Rodentina </li></ul><ul><li>Family: Chinchillade </li></ul><ul><li>Genus: Chinchilla </li></ul>
  3. 3. Appearance <ul><li>Broad Head </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly Large Ears </li></ul><ul><li>Large Black Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Small Body </li></ul><ul><li>Bushy Tail </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Hind Legs </li></ul><ul><li>Pearl, Blue, Brown And Grey Fur </li></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>Lives in the Andes Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Rock Crevasses </li></ul><ul><li>Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul><ul><li>Bolivia </li></ul><ul><li>Chile </li></ul>
  5. 5. Life Cycle <ul><li>A Chinchilla is called a kit when born </li></ul><ul><li>Born with full fur </li></ul><ul><li>Breeds until the year they die </li></ul><ul><li>Born with open eyes </li></ul><ul><li>A kit weighs 45g </li></ul><ul><li>An adult weighs 450-900g </li></ul><ul><li>Litter of 2 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Diet <ul><li>Primarily Herbivores </li></ul><ul><li>Tree Bark </li></ul><ul><li>Grasses </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Grains </li></ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Berries </li></ul><ul><li>Insects if there is no other foods (above) </li></ul>
  7. 7. How The Chinchilla contributes to the diversity of life <ul><li>It helps other species survive </li></ul><ul><li>Its re-using other animals homes </li></ul><ul><li>It eats common foods that grow back easily </li></ul>
  8. 8. Predators <ul><li>Skunks </li></ul><ul><li>Birds </li></ul><ul><li>Cats </li></ul><ul><li>Snakes </li></ul><ul><li>Dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Foxes </li></ul><ul><li>Cougars </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain Lions </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Humans impact the environment of the Chinchilla <ul><li>They hunt Chinchillas for their fur </li></ul><ul><li>The Chinchilla runs and hides </li></ul><ul><li>Humans destroy their homes </li></ul><ul><li>The Chinchilla will bite if you get too close </li></ul>
  10. 10. What can be done to help the Chinchilla survive? <ul><li>Stop hunting them for their fur </li></ul><ul><li>Stop fur trading </li></ul><ul><li>Stop logging </li></ul><ul><li>Stop destroying their habitat </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fun Facts <ul><li>A chinchilla can jump 6 feet up </li></ul><ul><li>The heart rate is 100 beats per min </li></ul><ul><li>The name Chinchilla comes from a South American Indian tribe which means “Little Chinta” </li></ul><ul><li>They live 10-20 years </li></ul><ul><li>They are nocturnal </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>www.Chinchilla.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.Chinchilla Wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Encyclopaedia </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario Chinchillas </li></ul><ul><li>Chinchilla Breeding </li></ul><ul><li>Andes Mountains </li></ul>

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