Capybara  (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

  • The largest rodent in the world and can weigh up to 100 pounds (45 kg)
  • Native to South America
  • Lives in groups of 10-20
  • Eats grasses and aquatic plants
  • Lifespan is about 4 years in the wild
  • Sometimes called “Water Hogs” because of their great swimming ability
  • Can remain underwater for several minutes
  • Conservation Status (IUCN): Least Concern


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