Habitat: Semi-aquatic, forests
Weight: Up to 145 lbs
Average Lifespan: 10 years
Gestation Period: 130 - 150 days
Number of Young: 2-8
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- Capybaras can survive under water for up to five minutes.
- They are usually found in groups, between 10 and 30 controlled by a dominant male.
- They are herbivores, mainly grazing on grass.
- They communicate through a combination of scent and sound.
- Their predators are jaguar, puma, ocelot, eagle and caiman and is the preferred prey of the anaconda.
- They are also hunted for their meat and pelt.