Where Do Capybaras Live?


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Capybaras are native to South America. They live in savannas and dense rain forests near ponds, rivers or lakes. They are highly social animals and typically live in groups of 10 to 20, although some live in groups as large as 100.

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Where Do Capybaras Live?
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The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. Capybaras are about 1.5 feet tall at the shoulder and 4 feet in length, and they weigh 75 to 100 pounds. They are semi-aquatic mammals with webbed feet to help them maneuver through water and soft, muddy ground. Capybaras are herbivores that feed mainly on grasses and aquatic plants. They live eight to 10 years on average, but some have lived up to 12 years in captivity.

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