Capybara

//Capybara

CAPYBARA

Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris

The Capybara is an excellent swimmer. It’s the biggest rodent in the world !

 

WEIGHT : 30 to 80 kg

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

 

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