So many of you guessed right! Yes, this is a chinchilla! He comes from South America, high in the Andes Mountains. And if you would like to have this little fella, he costs $130.00.
These little guys have been hunted and killed to near extinction, and the wild population has never completely recovered. It remains illegal to trap them, but it is still done. This is because of their soft thick fur. It takes between 100 and 200 chinchillas to make one coat. In this picture you can get an idea of their beautiful thick fur.
So now we say goodbye to our furry friend, who by the way is very intelligent. In this picture you can see more of his whole body and his tail. And one other thing, he can jump SIX FEET!
"Blessed be God— he heard me
praying. He proved he’s on my side; I’ve thrown my lot in with him. Now I’m jumping for joy, and shouting and
singing my thanks to him.”