Hydrochaeris Hydrochaeris
Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world. They grow to be 3-4 feet long and can weigh 60-170 pounds. They stand at approximately 1.5 feet high.
Capybaras have no tail, short legs with webbed feet, and are semi- aquatic.
They communicate using whistles, barks, grunts, squeaks and clicks.
Their natural habitats are swamps, marshes, and rainforests in Central and South America.
Capybaras are herbivores with a diet consisting of water plants, grains, fruits, and grasses.

Location at Palm Beach Zoo

Back to list of Mammals