Learn more about the Southern viscacha – with amazing Southern viscacha videos, photos and facts on Arkive. IUCN LEAST CONCERN (LC). Facts about this animal. The mountain vizcacha is a fairly large rodent with a head-body length ranging from to cm and. Geographic Range. The mountain viscacha is found in the extreme southern portion of Peru, Western and Central Bolivia, Northern and Central Chile, and in.

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Lagidium viscacia (Southern viscacha)

New Holland mouse Pseudomys novaehollandiae. Accessed December 31, at https: Positive Impacts food body parts are source of valuable material Conservation Status Populations are declining due to hunting by local peoples.

Barn swallow Hirundo rustica. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. At these times, it emerges from its underground hiding place to feed on what plant material is available, which is mostly grasses and mossand it also eats lichens. Southern viscacha biology During the day, the southern viscacha emerges from the clefts and crevices it colonises, to forage for food, and bask on rocky perches in the sun 1 3 4.

All feet have four digits.

Retrieved from ” https: Lagidium viscacia southern viscacha Facebook. They do not hibernate. The southern viscacha does not hibernate and is mostly active soon after dawn and again in the evening.


Betweenabout one million viscacha pelts Lagidium and Lagostomus were exported from Argentina. The long, fur-covered ears have a white fringe and both the short front legs and longer hind legs have four digits on the feet.

Key Behaviors motile social Communication and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Mountain viscachas are reputed to eat just about any plant they encounter. Permission Reusing this file. It has long ears and hind legs and resembles a rabbit in appearance apart from its long, bushy tail. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. The following 3 pages uses this file: Mating occurs from October through December.

It lives among rocks and around crags where the vegetation is sparse. The ears are elongated similar to those of a rabbit, hence the German venracular name “Hasenmaus” hare mouse. Date 21 June The mountain vizcachas feed on various kind of plants, including lichens, mosses, grass and succulents. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

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Breeding starts in the last quarter of the year when mating takes place. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. The forelimbs are relatively short, while the contrastingly long and muscular hind-limbs enable it run and jump with ease 3 4.

This species is very rarely kept by zoos outside its range countries. They seemed to be nearly as curious about us as we were about them. Although hunting is not currently considered a major threat to this species, it needs to be monitored in case it starts to have a severe impact on the population 1.


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The southern viscacha has a patchy distribution comprising parts of western Bolivia, northern Chile, western Argentina and possibly extreme southern Peru 1 3. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. If you are able to help please contact: Viscachas inhabit rugged, rocky mountanous country with sparse vegetation.

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lgaidium They have long, fur covered ears, edged with a fringe of white fur. Part of the day is spent perched on a rock sunbathing, grooming, or resting.

Why do zoos keep this animal This species is very rarely kept by zoos outside its range countries. They apparently do not need free water. Southern viscacha threats Although the southern viscacha is locally hunted for its meat and fur, it is still a very common species, and is not thought to be declining at a rate to warrant significant concern 1.

After a gestation period of probably days the female gives birth to one single fully developed youngwhich weighs about g at borth and will be weaned at an age of about 2 months.

Positive Mountain viscachas are hunted for both meat and fur.