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Capybara closeup, Epe Zoo The largest rodent in the world. This one is taken in a dutch zoo, yet I am fortunate to have seen them in the wild in the Pantanal, Brazil. Capybara,Epe,Europe,Geotagged,Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris,Netherlands,The Netherlands,Wissel Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Capybara closeup, Epe Zoo

The largest rodent in the world. This one is taken in a dutch zoo, yet I am fortunate to have seen them in the wild in the Pantanal, Brazil.

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  1. Beautiful sharp image and interesting animal! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you. Posted 5 years ago

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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 Apr 26, 2014. Captured Jul 28, 2012 11:01 in Achterste Molenweg 17, 8162 RC Epe, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO4500
  • 350mm