Animals: Chinchillas

Lucky the chorus girl who can persuade her wealthy benefactor to buy her a chinchilla wrap, one of the softest, most beautiful, most expensive of furs, also one of the least durable, one of the rarest. A chinchilla collar today costs $2,000, a coat $30,000. Chorus girls should have cheered last week at news that the U. S. chinchilla supply is about to increase.

The chinchilla is a hopping rodent about ten inches long. It resembles a cross between a squirrel and a rabbit, with the squirrel's tail. Largest supply lives in Bolivia,...

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