The Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), can be found in various regions of South America
and in Panama. The capybara is the largest rodent in the world.
It belongs to the genus Hydrochoerus and is closely related to to agouti, chinchillas
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.
They are a favourite food of anacondas, jaguar, puma, ocelot, eagle and caiman. They may live for 12 years in captivity.
CAPYBARA DIET Capybaras are herbivores (more specifically, a graminivore – a herbivorous animal that feeds primarily on plants of the family Poaceae)
CAPYBARA LOCATION AND HABITAT Capybaras are semi-aquatic mammals found wild in much of South America (including Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, French Guyana, Uruguay, Peru