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Adult and 4 pups swimming Very, very good swimmers! Capybara,Hato Pinero,Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris,Los Llanos Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Adult and 4 pups swimming

Very, very good swimmers!

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  1. Aww, love this! Posted 3 months ago
    1. They always appear so chilled - I've seen/heard them with the occasional alarm call - then all into the water! Posted 3 months 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
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Uploaded Feb 13, 2020. Captured Aug 8, 2015 12:47.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/664s
  • ISO1250
  • 200mm