We just got a new baby plains viscacha! She’s 3 months old, and she came from the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. Viscachas are members of the chinchilla family. She’s already bigger than a chinchilla. Males are larger than females, and can get up to about 2 feet long and 20 pounds! They are from Argentina, Southwestern Paraguay, and Southeastern Bolivia. They are nocturnal, and live in complex underground burrow systems. Their clawed front feet help them dig but they push dirt around with their noses. They live in colonies of up to about 50. Their diet consists of grasses and seeds. Check out our cute little baby.
We’ll keep you posted on how she’s doing.