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Southern viscacha (Lagidium viscacia)  The southern viscacha is a species of rodent in the family Chinchillidae and is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. It is a colonial animal living in small groups in rocky mountain areas. It has long ears and hind legs and resembles a rabbit in appearance apart from its long, bushy tail. The southern viscacha does not hibernate and is mostly active soon after dawn and again in the evening. At these times it emerges from its underground hiding…

Southern viscacha (Lagidium viscacia) The southern viscacha is a species of rodent in the family Chinchillidae and is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. It is a colonial animal living in small groups in rocky mountain areas. It has long ears and hind legs and resembles a rabbit in appearance apart from its long, bushy tail. The southern viscacha does not hibernate and is mostly active soon after dawn and again in the evening. At these times it emerges from its underground hiding…

A yet to be identified insect built this to protect its egg. Wow. The middle structure is a cocoon. Troy Alexander saw this awesome thing in the Amazon rainforest during his vacation in Peru

A yet to be identified insect built this to protect its egg. Wow. The middle structure is a cocoon. Troy Alexander saw this awesome thing in the Amazon rainforest during his vacation in Peru

The fluffy caterpillars of the family Megalopygidae!     This particular caterpillar was found at Posada Amazonas lodge in Tambopata, Peru, and it is almost a fully grown caterpillar belonging to the family Megalopygidae, also collectively known as Flannel Moths.

The fluffy caterpillars of the family Megalopygidae! This particular caterpillar was found at Posada Amazonas lodge in Tambopata, Peru, and it is almost a fully grown caterpillar belonging to the family Megalopygidae, also collectively known as Flannel Moths.

One can predict that scores of animal species will go extinct before anyone, or hardly anyone, knows that they ever existed in the first place. Special creatures will disappear without ever having been seen by the vast majority of human beings. Join Robert & Jake Oelman as they head off next to the Manu forests in Peru. Follow their documentary film project and become a part of this worthwhile cause. www.kickstarter.com/projects/barcodefilms/learning-to-see

One can predict that scores of animal species will go extinct before anyone, or hardly anyone, knows that they ever existed in the first place. Special creatures will disappear without ever having been seen by the vast majority of human beings. Join Robert & Jake Oelman as they head off next to the Manu forests in Peru. Follow their documentary film project and become a part of this worthwhile cause. www.kickstarter.com/projects/barcodefilms/learning-to-see

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