Mara

PATAGONIAN MARA

Dolichotis patagonum

  • Native to: The Patagonian Mara, also known as the Patagonian Cavy, Patagonian Hare or the Dillaby, is a species of the Caviidae family native to Argentina. It is commonly found in open or semi open areas of land.
  • Diet: They are herbivores and eat green vegetation and fruit.
  • Lifespan: 7-10 years.
  • IUCN Status: Near Threatened ( due to hunting and habitat loss)
  • Fun Facts: Although part of the caviidae family, they are very rabbit like in stature with distinctively long ears and strong hind limbs.
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December 10, 2014

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