National Geographic : 1948 Mar
400 The National Geographic Magazine U uenesee Mlountailln o & 31in! lrain,, Inc. Grand Champion of Mountain States Fox and Mink Show Was This Platinum Mink A grayish-blue coat gives this mutation the coined name Silverblu, which originated in Wisconsin (page 398). © Genesee Mountain Fox & Mink Farms, Inc. They're High-class Rodents-a Chinchilla Wrap Would Cost Thousands of Dollars Persistent hunting in the Andes, ancestral home of these downy animals, almost wiped out the species. After five years' work an American collected eleven chinchillas. With hot-water bottles and ice packs he nursed them to sea level, across the Equator, and into the Northern Hemisphere. United States chinchillas descend from those pioneers. This family, raised on grains and greens, dwells in comfort in the high Rockies.