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A Giant Guinea Pig?

The capybara is the world’s largest rodent, related to guinea pigs.

Their eyes and nostrils sit high on the face, allowing them to spend time underwater and still look for jaguars or other predators.

Capybaras mainly eat grasses and aquatic plants. In some areas they are considered pests by farmers because they raid fields of sugarcane and watermelon.


Species Name:
Scientific Name:
Hydrochaerus hydrochaeris
South America
Our Animal's Name(s):
Wesley (male, April 10) & Rosie (female, Oct 12)
Proud Parents:
Ann Trachte
Abigail & Westley Roberts
Bernadette & Gary Roberts
Clint Colby
Old Pueblo Pretzels
Samantha Grumeretz