TROPICAL RAINFOREST FACTS

Capybara Facts

Capybara
Capybara

Introduction

Native to the Tropical Rainforest of South America, the Capybara, who is the largest rodent in the world, can weigh as much as 175 lbs (80 kg). Kids may find this animals nickname "water hog" amusing, but as the name implies, they are found in places where water is plentiful. When this animal was first discovered, it got the nickname "water pig" as people did not realize it was actually a semi-aquatic rodent. The Capybara often competes with farm animals for food. This has resulted in overhunting which has significantly decreased its population. There are many reasons why this animal is so interesting. The following information highlights the most interesting facts and features of the Capybara.

Capybara Habitat Facts

Capybara Fun Facts

Capybara Reproduction Facts