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Old 10-02-2014, 10:05 PM United States
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smile 'Extinct' cat-sized chinchilla found alive in shadows of Machu Picchu

I didn't see this article posted anywhere on this site and wanted to share it because it is neat! (I apologize if it is somewhere and I missed it...)

http://www.theguardian.com/environme...f-machu-picchu
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:57 PM United States
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interesting....but its a chinchilla RAT. Not a chinchilla. eww. While rats are icky, that one is kinda neat looking. In a weird, should-be-extinct way. ha
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:21 PM United States
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Haha - I didn't think much about the rat part! I just thought it was neat to see a furry small animal species that was thought to be extinct.
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:52 AM United States
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interesting'
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:19 PM United States
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Looks like a rat I'd have as a pet. Hehe. I hope they keep its habitat safe.
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:30 PM United States
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Rats are NOT icky! Rats are awesome pets, incredibly clean and intelligent.

I would love either a gambian pouched rat or a cloud rat - or both!
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:33 AM United Kingdom
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Tunes I have to disagree with you there. Although I owned gerbils I could never bring myself round to even holding a rat. I think I have a bit of musophobia.
MerMer, that's cool. I like it when they find more animals
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:47 PM Canada
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I am with Tunes, rats and mice are awesome pets to have.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:20 AM United States
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My daughter adores her pet rat. He's clean, intelligent, remarkably gentle, and easy to care for. Best $10 I ever spent (since I didn't have to buy cage/etc since I have so many on hand).
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:04 PM United States
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Interesting, I do think it's kind of cute.
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