Order Rodentia
Family Hydrochoeridae
Genus Hydrochoerus
Species Hydrochaeris
Weight 30-65 kgs
Lifespan 5-10 years
Habitat Grasslands and rain forests


H.h. hydrochaeris
H.h. dabbenei
H.h. uruguayensis
H.h. isthimius

Capybaras are the largest living rodents standing upto 2 feet tall. They are semi-aquatic and live along the river banks and rivers of the forests of South America.

Their coats are brown-reddish in colour and made up of bristly hairs.

They are good swimmers, and they have specially adapted feet with webbed toes.




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