Wildlife Blog

Featured Animal: Capybara

Meet our featured animal, the capybara!

Capybara

Here are five facts about capybaras:

  • The capybara takes the title of world’s largest rodent.
  • Capybaras are semi-aquatic, spending a lot of time in the water.
  • Capybaras can stay submerged underwater for up to 5 minutes.
  • Capybaras have special digestive adaptations that allow them to absorb enough nutrients from their highly fibrous diet.
  • Very social animals, capybaras live in small family groups of about 10-20.

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