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  Capybara
Due to the portable size of the guinea-pig it was easily introduced throughout the world; the larger capybara mainly has remained in its land of origin.
The capybara uses its swimming abilities to dive into the water and escape danger from larger land predators.
Capybaras are heavily raised in captivity specifically for this market’s demands.
www.samford.edu /schools/artsci/biology/peru03/animals/Charlie/capybarapage.html   (454 words)

  
 CAPYBARA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The name 'capybara' means 'master of the grasses' in the language of the Guarani Indians and water pig in another language.
The capybara's life span in the wild is about 8-10 years, but when they live in the zoo their life span is about 12 years long.
Capybaras often lay on dry land to rest, basking in the sun.
www.k12.de.us /warner/capybara.htm   (579 words)

  
 Capybara Facts - National Zoo| FONZ
Adult capybaras may be as long as 130 centimeters (more than four feet) and 50 centimeters (1.6 feet) tall, and weigh more than 100 pounds.
Range and Habitat: The capybara is found in Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas and Peru, south through Brazil, Paraguay, northeast Argentina, and Uruguay.
Behavior: Capybara are highly social and live in groups controlled by a dominant male.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/Amazonia/Facts/capybarafacts.cfm   (183 words)

  
 ANIMAL BYTES - Capybara
Capybaras are proficient swimmers, swimming with only their nostrils, eyes, and ears above the surface.
Capybaras are social animals, living in groups of 6-20 and occasionally congregating in aggregates as large as 100 individuals.
Capybara ranches have the ecological advantage of maintaining areas while engaging in commercial pursuits.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/mammalia/rodentia/capybara.htm   (225 words)

  
 Capybara - info and games
The capybara, Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris, is a semi-aquatic rodent of South America.
Not only is the capybara the largest rodent, it also is more than 3 times the weight of the second largest living rodent, the beaver.
Capybara farms are most common in Venezuela, where capybara meat is a popular dish; but some are found in other countries, usually catering to specialty restaurants.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /content/animals/animals/mammals/capybara.htm   (505 words)

  
 Capybaras
Capybaras weigh 60-140 pounds, are 2 feet at the shoulder, 48-52 inches long, and live from 8-10 years in the wild.
Capybaras have very soft guard hairs, but they are so far apart that in some spots you can a see the skin.
Capybaras live in the forest and on grasslands; they usually live in thick places like lakes, rivers, swamps, marshes, and streams.
library.thinkquest.org /3882/capybaras.html   (524 words)

  
 capybara. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The capybara is an expert swimmer and diver.
It is hunted for food, its hide is made into gloves, and its bristles are used in brushes.
Capybaras are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Rodentia, family Hydrochoeridae.
www.bartleby.com /65/ca/capybara.html   (177 words)

  
 CAPYBARA
The name 'capybara' means 'master of the grasses' in the language of the Guarani Indians and water pig in another language.
The capybara's life span in the wild is about 8-10 years, but when they live in the zoo their life span is about 12 years long.
Capybaras often lay on dry land to rest, basking in the sun.
www.warner.redclay.k12.de.us /capybara.htm   (579 words)

  
 Capybara
Capybara incisors are yellow (a look at the picture below will show the teeth and how they are set up, when the incisors are in action the cheek teeth aren't and vice versa, this is allowed because of the diastema).
The capybara is hunted by farmers for meat and hides and to protect agricultural crops.
Capybaras are slightly clumsy on land, but are excellent swimmers and divers, but they are mammals, and can't stay under water forever, however they can stay under water for a few minutes, and can even sleep underwater if necessary with only their nose sticking out of the water.
www.the-piedpiper.co.uk /th1j.htm   (667 words)

  
 Capybara - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Capybara, also known as carpincho, the largest living rodent.
Rodent, any mammal characterized by a pair of broad, sharp-edged, chisel-like incisor teeth that are firmly inserted in both jaws and are used in...
beaver, capybara, chinchilla, chipmunk, coypu, dormouse, gerbil, gopher, groundhog, guinea pig, hamster, jerboa, lemming, marmot, mole, mouse,...
encarta.msn.com /Capybara.html   (140 words)

  
 Capybara   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The capybara is the world's largest living rodent, reaching a maximum length of about 1.30 m.
The snout is stocky, sub-rectangular in profile (distinguishing capybaras from similar cavies).
Capybaras are gregarious rodents that form groups of 15-20 individuals.
www.curator.org /LegacyVMNH/WebOfLife/Kingdom/P_Chordata/ClassMammalia/ClassMammalia/OrderRodentia/capybara.htm   (230 words)

  
 Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris)
The capybara is the largest member of the rodent family.
The capybara lives in the dense forests near fresh water lakes, streams, and marshes in Central and South America.
Capybaras are very social creatures and live together in family groups of 10 to as many as 100.
www.thebigzoo.com /Animals/Capybara.asp   (523 words)

  
 R-Zu-2-U - Capybara
Capybaras are the largest member of the order of rodents and can tip the scale at 150 to 200 lb.
Capybara have a large guinea pig shaped body, with a large head that ends in a rectangular, blunt muzzle and a heavy upper lip.
Capybara are avid swimmers and have partially webbed feet to aid in movement in the water.
www.treasureranch.com /treasure/rzuinfofiles/capybara.html   (983 words)

  
 The Capybara Links Page
This page has facts about the capybara such as where it lives, how much a large male weighs, their social groups, their diet, and that they are hunted.
It mentioned that capybara fossils indicate that capybaras used to be twice as heavy and eight times as large as they are now, making them larger than North American brown bears.
This capybara site tells the animal's scientific name, physical appearace, how many babies are in a litter, when they feed, and their lifespan.
members.tripod.com /Bambieyez9/capybaras.html   (1070 words)

  
 Capybara
Capybaras are the largest rodent in the world.
Capybaras are preyed upon by animals such as jaguars, caimen, ocelots, harpy eagles and large snakes such as the anaconda as well as humans that eat them.
Capybaras are farmed commercially for meat and leather.
www.akronzoo.com /learn/capybara.asp   (364 words)

  
 Brandywine Zoo - Animals in the Zoo - Capybara
The capybara is the largest living rodent and the only known member of the Hydrochaeridae.
Capybara hair is sparse and colors range from brown to light reddish-yellow.
The capybara is sometimes farmed for meat in South America.
www.brandywinezoo.org /capybara.html   (376 words)

  
 Handbag of Capybara leather, wallets and belts. Leather cover for diaries
The capybara, whose scientific name is Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris, is a rodent of wide distribution in the wetlands of the north and center of Argentina.
The capybara is a renewable natural resource that can be used in an integral fashion: the meat as well as the fat and the leather are industrialized.
The goal of the project is to set the foundations for a sustainable use through an exploitation compatible with the conservation of capybara’s populations and their habitats, and leading to a reactivation of the provincial economies.
www.negociarte.com.ar /capybara_leather_handbags.html   (447 words)

  
 ADW: Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris: Information
Capybaras occur in South America east of the Andes, from the northern edge of the continent down to as far south as the northern part of Argentina.
The capybara is commercially farmed for meat and leather.
Capybaras tend to thrive on cattle ranches, since they are relatively safe from predation, provided with water during drought, and the grass is periodically burned, incresing its quality.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Hydrochaeris_hydrochaeris.html   (816 words)

  
 Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: Things to See and Do
Capybara means, “master of the grasses”, in the Tupi language.
The capybara is descended from an animal that lived in North and South America.
Capybaras are hunted for their meat and tough skins that are used to make leather products.
www.jaxzoo.org /animals/biofacts/Capybara.asp   (569 words)

  
 Mammals » Rodents » Capybara Main Page
Most keepers of Capybaras find that if they sit on the ground, usually near a pond or such, the animal will come over and allow its head to be rubbed, and then, eventually, will lay down and want its belly to be rubbed.
The Capybara is the largest rodent alive with a nose-tip to tail-tip body length of 42-53 inches, a foot to shoulder height of 20-24 inches, and an adult weight of 77 to 140 pounds for a male and 80 to 145 pounds for a female.
Since the Capybara was officially not considered a mammal, it allowed people to eat this creature during Lent.
www.centralpets.com /animals/mammals/rodents/rod3754.html   (792 words)

  
 Capybara Skull
The capybara is the worlds largest rodent weighing up to 80kg (176 lbs.) This semi-aquatic species is native to South America where it occupies a variety of densely vegetated habitats.
Capybara are capable of running as fast as a horse and will retreat to water when threatened.
Capybara are hunted for their skin, oil and meat in much of their range.
www.skullsunlimited.com /capybara_skull.html   (111 words)

  
 Amazon Animals mammals - capybara photo
The Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) is the world's largest rodent (related to rats and mice).
For example, the capybara occupies an equivalent niche to the hippopotamus.
The capybara occurs throughout the Amazon, and down to northern Argentina.
www.junglephotos.com /amazon/amanimals/ammammals/capybara.shtml   (135 words)

  
 The Capybara - Backyard Wildlife - Care2.com
The Name "Capybara": "Capybara" is from the native South American Tupi word "capibara," for the animal.
Description: The capybara’s head is large with a rounded snout, and the eyes are conspicuous while the ears are small and round.
Capybaras are very good swimmers and when they are not diving below the surface their nostrils, eyes and ears are held out of the water, like crocodiles.
www.care2.com /c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=4203&pst=95284&archival=1   (260 words)

  
 Elmwood Park Zoo >> Capybara
Capybaras live in South America in the Amazon River basin, Panama, west to the Andes and South to the northern border of Argentina.
Capybaras have no tail, and their fur is long and coarse.
The main predators of capybaras are jaguars, anacondas, ocelots, pumas, eagles and caimans.
www.elmwoodparkzoo.org /animals/animalProfiles/mammals/capybara.html   (305 words)

  
 Other Tidbits About the Capybara
Since we're on the subject of a capybara's skin: the epidermis itself is covered in folds of tissue, creating a much larger surface area which facilitates evaporative cooling and general heat exchange.
Additionally, while the capybara has sweat glands all over its body, they are sparsely distributed and not particularly suited to general thermal cooling (Pereira et al.).
The value of a capybara, in addition to the relative ease with which they could be harvested, resulted in the wholesale slaughter of thousands of these animals throughout Central and South America.
www.bio.davidson.edu /people/vecase/behavior/Spring2002/Willoughby/other.html   (573 words)

  
 The Living Edens "Manu" -- Fauna: Rodents
The capybara (Hydorchaeris hydrochaeris) is the largest rodent in the world.
The capybara, which feeds on aquatic plants, travels in small familial groups of up to six members.
If a capybara senses dangers, it will typically sound a click-like noise warning its group and then run into the water and swim away.
www.pbs.org /edens/manu/rodents.htm   (302 words)

  
 Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
Although Capybara are farmed for their meat and their hides, populations are stable.
Capybara are a peaceful and sociable animal that live in groups of up to 20 animals consisting of 1 dominant male followed by females in order of dominance.
Capybaras reach sexual maturity at 18 months and can mate throughout the year, but usually just before the rainy season.
www.rollinghillswildlife.com /animals/c/capybara/index.html   (235 words)

  
 Capybara, carpincho
The Name "Capybara": "Capybara" is from the native South American Tupi word "capibara," for the animal.
Description: The capybara’s head is large with a rounded snout, and the eyes are conspicuous while the ears are small and round.
Capybaras are very good swimmers and when they are not diving below the surface their nostrils, eyes and ears are held out of the water, like crocodiles.
www.americazoo.com /goto/index/mammals/210.htm   (291 words)

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