The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It belongs to the genus Hydrochoeru

The capybaras lives in savannas, forests, rivers, swamps and marshe

They are a very social species and can live in groups of up to 100 individuals.

The capybaras common name means ‘Master of the Grasses’ while its scientific name, ‘hydrochaeris’,

CAPYBARA CHARACTERISTICS Capybaras are the world’s largest rodent. They grow to 130

centimetres (4.3 feet) and 50 centimetres (1.6 feet) tall, weighing up to 65 kilograms (140 pounds).

CAPYBARA LIFESPAN The Capybara can live for between 8 and 10 years, but they often do not live over four years old because of predation in the wild.

CAPYBARA DIET Capybaras are herbivores (more specifically, a graminivore

CAPYBARA LOCATION AND HABITAT Capybaras are semi-aquatic mammals found wild in much of South America (including Panama,

CAPYBARA REPRODUCTION Capybaras reach sexual maturity within 18 months and breed when conditions are right,