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Capybara swims amongst caimans A Capybara, the world's largest rodent, swims amongst a shore full of caiman unimpressed. These two species are not in direct competition with each other given the abundance of food. Brazil,Caiman,Capybara,Pantanal Click/tap to enlarge

Capybara swims amongst caimans

A Capybara, the world's largest rodent, swims amongst a shore full of caiman unimpressed. These two species are not in direct competition with each other given the abundance of food.

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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 Nov 29, 2011. Captured Nov 29, 2011 17:50.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/250s
  • ISO500
  • 500mm