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  • capybara

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.

Classifications

Species Name:
Capybara
Scientific Name:
Hydrochaerus hydrochaeris
Continent:
South America
Our Animal's Name(s):
Wesley
Proud Parents:
Maxwell Palermo
Scarlett Dixon
Alex Callahan
Kasey Estes