Chinchilla Rats: Abrocomidae
Chinchilla Rats And People
Chinchilla rats are sometimes hunted by humans for their fur, which is sold at local fur markets and has a low value. It is sometimes sold to tourists as real chinchilla fur. They were hunted extensively for their fur in the early twentieth century and all species were nearly extinct by the 1920s when several South American countries passed laws to protect them.
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