Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Capybara
Capybara

Scientific Name: Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Forest Floor

Fun Facts:

  • The Capybara is the world's largest rodent
  • Can grow to a weight of 66kg (145lbs).
  • Capybaras have partially webbed feet and are excellent swimmers, able to stay submerged for several minutes.
  • They have even been known to sleep underwater, leaving only their noses above the surface.