[Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris]
  Habitat: Semi-aquatic, forests
  Length: 4.3’
  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.

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