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Meet a chinchilla

Can you imagine taking your bath or shower in dust instead of water? That’s what chinchillas do! These velvety-furred animals from the high Andes Mountains in South America clean themselves with dust from volcanic rock.

Stop by and say hi to Marcy, Peanut and Cashew the chinchillas. Chinchillas are very active and can jump six feet! Our trio might be sleeping when you see them, because they are crepuscular, most active at dawn and dusk.