Capybara

Capybara

CAPYBARA

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

The Capybara is native to South America and is the largest rodent in the world.  Highly social animals by nature, they live in groups of approximately 10-20 individuals and are found in dense forests and savannahs near bodies of water.  These semi-aquatic animals have a heavy, barrel shaped body, short head and blunt snout.

The Capybara is a herbivore and eat grass, fruit, plants and aquatic plants.

Lifespan – Up to 12 years

IUCN Conservation Status – Least Concern

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December 10, 2014

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