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Capybaras Near The Tuichi River In The Amazon (08/23/19) — Image by kenne

The capybara has a heavy, barrel-shaped body and short head, with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of its body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. Its sweat glands can be found in the surface of the hairy portions of its skin, an unusual trait among rodents. The animal lacks down hair, and its guard hair differs little from over hair.

Capybaras have slightly webbed feet and vestigial tails. Their hind legs are slightly longer than their forelegs; they have three toes on their rear feet and four toes on their front feet. Their muzzles are blunt, with nostrils, and the eyes and ears are near the top of their heads. Capybaras are herbivores, grazing mainly on grasses and aquatic plants, as well as fruit and tree bark. — Source: Wikipedia

 

Capybaras Near The Beni River   Leave a comment

BoliviaCapybaras Near The Beni River, Madidi National Park 

The capybara is a mammal that resembles a giant long-legged guinea pig.
It lives in groups near water, which is why we were able to see them
going down rivers in Madidi National Park. The capybara is the largest living rodent.

They are a favorite food of the jaguar, which may explain why some of our group
were able to see a jaguar that had just eaten a capybara near the river shore.

— kenne

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