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Quick Facts: Capybara

By Chris Taylor Monday, June 19, 2017

Greetings friends and welcome to the week of the Capybara at Timbavati Wildlife Park! We have some quick facts to share!

That’s right ladies and gentlemen this week weighing in at a staggering 150 pounds (on the large end) we have the Capybara which makes this rodent the largest member of the rodent family.

Capybara Quick Facts

These large rodents live in South America and pretty much stay close to water sources. If the mammal world really had an Aqua-Man, the capybara would probably be it. I mean minus the mental telepathy and all.

Check it out, they can hold their breath underwater for up to 5 minutes. They also have webbed feet so it’s swimming skills are first rate too. The forward facing brow of the animal also allows it to just pop its head up out of the water, up to the eyes and navigate waterways without revealing its identity.

The capybara is a cool customer, you can see footage of this huge rodent in this week’s video.

 

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