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Located

    The Capybara can be found in various regions of South
    America and in Panama.

Diet

    Capybaras eat grasses, fruits and water plants.

Habitat

    Capybaras live near lakes, rivers and streams.

Size

    Capybaras are approximately 4 ft. long and can weigh up
    to 100 pounds.

Reproduction

    The pregnancy period of the Capybara lasts about 5
    months and the litter consists of about 2 - 8 offspring.

Additional Notes

    Capybaras have webbed toes which enable it to be a
    strong swimmer. They can also hide in the water by
    holding their noses above water and submerging the rest
    of their bodies below.
 
Capybara
(Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
 
Taxonomy
Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:   Chordata
Class:   Mammalia
Order:   Rodentia
Family:   Hydrochoeridae
Genus:   Hydrochoerus
Species:    hydrochaeris
Location
Image
© Photographer: Vladimir Mucibabic
IUCN Status:
Lower Risk
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