Scientific Name: Dolichotis Patagonum
Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Habitat: Grassland, shrubland, forest, and desert
Height: 27.5"
Weight: 17.6 - 35.3 lbs
Life Span: 14 years in human care
Gestation Period: 98 - 100 days


-Also Known as Patagonian cavy or Patagonian hare
-They spend the greater part of the year traveling in male-female pairs, but live in large groups when rearing young
-These animals use a wide variety of vocalizations as a form of communication mainly grunts and screams
-When resting, they base themselves upon their haunches or fold their forelegs under their body like cats
-When threatened, Patagonian maras are able to take long leaps of up to 6 feet in the air

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