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Capybara

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

Description:

The capybara, also known as capibara, chigüire in Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador ronsoco in Peru, chigüiro, and carpincho in Spanish, and capivara in Portuguese, is the largest living rodent in the world. Its closest relatives are agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs.

Habitat:

Capybara are semi-aquatic mammals found wild in much of South America (including Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana, Uruguay, Peru, and Paraguay) in densely forested areas near bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, swamps, ponds and marshes, as well as flooded savannah and along rivers in tropical forest.

Notes:

They are so cute!

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1 Comment

Isabela
Isabela 10 years ago

Yes, very cute!

lika.hoppus
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lika.hoppus

Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Spotted on Feb 20, 2011
Submitted on Feb 20, 2011

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