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Everything You Want to Know About Capybaras

Story by: Hazyl Reese, Staff Writer



Capybaras are furry rodents, native to South America. A fun fact about Capybaras is that they are fantastic swimmers. A Capybara's habitat is very dense vegetation areas, they are found around rivers, lakes, ponds, marshes, and swamps. Capybaras have webbed feet which helps them swim. Their eyes, ears, and their nose are on top of their head which helps them stay submerged for long periods of time. Capybaras can even sleep in the water and usually do. 

The Capybara is the largest living rodent in the world. They can weigh from 60 to 174 pounds. They can also measure 3.2 to 4.2 feet in length. A Cabybara’s diet consists of 6-8 pounds of grass, reeds, grains, melons, and squashes. They have long sharp teeth to help with grazing on grass and water plants. The characteristics of a Capybara are largest living rodent, resembles a guinea pig, barrel-shaped body, heavy- blunt muzzle, cheek teeth always growing, Short front legs and long rear legs, strong nails, and they spend most of their life in the water.  

Capybaras are very popular and chill because they are really friendly animals and have a social nature. They are also known for being very affectionate animals, and often play with other animals in a playful and gentle way. Capybaras became very popular because they are super cute animals and seem really friendly. They are also very playful like dogs which you can see in videos of them. They are just like any other rodent but just bigger, they act the same and have the same features. 

Capybaras are also sometimes used as furniture and a place to sit on by other animals. Birds, monkeys, rabbits, and even smaller capybaras sit on capybaras. The other animals think they can sit on the capybaras because they are so chill and calm so they know they won’t freak out if they sit on them. Capybaras are just very friendly animals and very cute, they are very popular and are liked because of their cute looks and the way they act.


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