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