I Need to Hug a Vizcacha

Vizcachaimage credit: Joseph Tobias 

Vizcachaimage credit: astro.keele.ac.uk
Habitat: South America

I know these balls of fluff look like rabbits, but they are actually more closely related to rats as they are in the same family as Chinchillas. I really couldn’t find much on these guys and honestly I don’t need to know much because I’m already obsessed with them regardless. Just look at that face! and the fat tummy! Talk about a living stuffed animal.

View a video featuring the Vizcacha Sunbathing “like monks” (epic cuteness) after the jump!!

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  • http://shinygreenapples.wordpress.com/ heyprofbow

    Hug? I want one!!

  • Anonymous

    ppl eat this in my country… with vinegar

  • Mikey

    I think this is what I was in my past life because of its ears and because it likes to get its tan on

  • Anonymous

    50,000 feet? That doesn’t sound right

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10994449499565363257 CarlyB

    @anonymous – they said 15,000 ft not 50,000!

  • Anonymous

    Vizcachas are also known because they love to “steal” stuff they like and store it on their underground home.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10994449499565363257 CarlyB

    awww anonymous that just made me love them even more!!! I wonder what their burrows look like.. probably decorated like martha stewarts place!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01320572305942818146 Lyndse

    Looks like a ginormous chinchilla to me. 😀

  • Anonymous

    Super cute! Though I just ate one of those last month and had no clue what I was eating.

  • Anonymous

    Anybody know what BBC programme this is from ?

  • Anonymous

    ive seen one of these in peru. theyre just like chinchillas but they look like bunnies. super cute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12852667340421947598 Leon

    Sooooo cute…..I’m making a Vizcacha search 4 the school…..Excuse me 4 my bad english…..i’m terrible…..but i luv vizcacha. I hope my search will go good! I like your blog! (Because this is your blog,isn’t? I think yes……)

  • Anonymous

    Oh my god, I can haz?

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    Probably my girlfriend will love to have a pet like that. Because she likes puffy bunnies and it looks like that word were invented only for that bunny.

  • Anonymous

    I love your blog, and i’ve just looked on it in like 5 minutes! Sorry for my bad english, im from Sweden. And one question, why hasn’t someone started to tame them and sell them as pets yet? They’re soo cuuuuuteee! And they’re related to rats, and they already tamed rats to pets!

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    wow a giant bunny, is amazing, first time i hear something like this… they look lazy also xD
    but why it is so big ?

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    wow lovely photos, definitely this is an amzing animal, I didn’t know much about them, but now now i want to learn a bit more, thank you for posting….

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    looks really adorable like a teddy bear, i would love to have one as a pet…

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    I t looks like a pillow I bet than an animal like that it is a easy prey for any animal because how huge it looks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15252397749719036267 Cathlene

    I also like to hug those animals, I think those animals shown above are friendly species, like it. pmp

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12874627728575192409 janual handling

    It looks like a pyjama case – does it have a zip??

  • http://benwilliamsworld.wordpress.com/ benwilliamsworld

    About finding a creature cuter than the pygmy opossum, I would say this is IT!

  • Anonymous

    Also known as Picachu.

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