Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

  • Native to: The Capybara is native to South America and found in dense forests and savannahs near bodies of water.
  • Diet: The Capybara is a herbivore and eat grass, fruit, plants and aquatic plants.
  • Lifespan: Up to 12 years.
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern.
  • Fun Facts: Capybaras are the largest rodent in the world. Highly social animals by nature, they live in groups of approximately 10-20 individuals. These semi-aquatic animals have a heavy, barrel shaped body, short head and blunt snout.

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December 10, 2014