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capybara

the largest rodent, the size of a small pig, 100 lb and 3 ft tall. It is largely aquatic and easily domesticated. Called also carpincho, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris.
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Section leader Jay Haywood said: "We have combined the two enclosures to give our capybara and tapirs a wonderfully big space.
The scientific name for the capybara means 'water hog' and their bodies have been specially adapted for swimming - with webbed feet and their eyes, ears and nostrils on top of their heads.
Red-crested cardinals in the Pantanal Red-crested cardinals in the Pantanal A jaguar takes some sun on a sandbank along the Three Brothers River, close to Porto Jofre in Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, above, and one on the move along a riverbank, left A jaguar takes some sun on a sandbank along the Three Brothers River, close to Porto Jofre in Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, above, and one on the move along a riverbank, left Dawn breaking over a pond filled with Victoria lily pads in Porto Jofre, left, and a family of capybara on the banks of the Three Brothers river, right Dawn breaking over a pond filled with Victoria lily pads in Porto Jofre, left, and a family of capybara on the banks of the Three Brothers river, right
Giants In The Storm is the true story of avocational paleontologist Mark Renz's discovery of a half-million year-old Florida river bed and dozens of partial skeletons preserved within it, from capybara rodents to bull-size ground sloths, primitive wolves, saber-toothed cats and more.
A diet of cultivated foods and native fruits and nuts is augmented with a variety of fish, tapir, peccary, deer, turtle, capybara, and anteater.
The home's resident discovered the capybara swimming amid the fish and plants at his suburban oasis and immediately knew which one didn't belong, animal control officials said.
Also, cheek-tooth patterns are more like those of Castoroides' Pliocene ancestor Dipoides than the capybara (p.
Large mammals were anything over 15 kilograms, such as adult capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) and peccary, deer, giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), and juvenile and adult cows.
The returning institutional investors include Fluke Venture Partners of Seattle, WA, SmartForest Ventures of Portland, OR, PacRim Ventures of Menlo Park, CA, and Capybara Ventures of Portland, OR.
Keepers now plan to use the former kangaroo enclosure to extend the paddock for the zoo's seven capybara - the world's largest rodent - and our three adorable tapirs.
And then the children's high-pitched squeals herald the sighting of the world's largest rodent, the capybara.