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Capybara sunbathing amongst small turtles A Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) relaxes in the sun amidst a few turtles. Capybaras are the largest kind of rodents in the world, and can weigh up to 80kg/150lbs. Arnhem Zoo,Capybara,Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris,Rodents Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Capybara sunbathing amongst small turtles

A Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) relaxes in the sun amidst a few turtles. Capybaras are the largest kind of rodents in the world, and can weigh up to 80kg/150lbs.

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The capybara is the largest extant rodent in the world. Its closest relatives are agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs. Native to South America, the capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10 - 20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species, though it is hunted for its meat and skin.

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jul 7, 2011. Captured Jul 7, 2011 09:11.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/50s
  • ISO400
  • 250mm