Capybara

CAPYBARA

Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris

The Capybara is an excellent swimmer.

WEIGHT : 30 to 80 kg
It’s the biggest rodent in the world !

FOOD : Plants

THREATS : Poaching (meat and skin), habitat destruction (noticeably because of gold washing).

ECO-GESTURE : It requires 1.3 kg of mercury to create 1kg of gold. Reduce mercury pollution (irreversibleneurological disorder) by purchasing “Fairmined®” certified gold.

 

MORE INFO :

Family : Hydrocharidae
Habits : gregarious
Gestation : 150 days
Litter : 2 to 8 babies
Longevity : 10 years

capybara