Scientific name: Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris. English names: Capybara. Spanish and local names: Chigüire, Chigüiro, Carpincho, Capibara. Learn more about the Capybara – with amazing Capybara videos, photos and facts on Arkive. Abstract. We examined the histology of testes of capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) and the relationship among mass of testes, body mass, and the ratio.

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Retrieved on December 17, They can be found in many areas in zoos and parks[22] and may live for 12 years in captivity.

In other words, Central and South America. Range number hydrochowrus offspring 2 to 8 Average number of offspring 4 Average gestation period days Average weaning age 3 months Average time to independence 1 years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 18 months Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 18 months Young capybaras stay with their parents’ group until they are about a year old.

Add Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. A strong swimmer, it is able to stay underwater for up to five minutes at a time 3 6. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

Johns Hopkins University Press. It is the largest living rodent in the world. In some areas, they are farmedwhich has the effect of hydrochareis the wetland habitats are protected. The capybara is in fact more efficient at digesting plant material than cattle and hydrochoerux, and ranching this species in its natural habitat provides a viable and more profitable alternative or addition to cattle ranching 3 9.

Capybara Spanish and local names: Capybara habitat The capybara inhabits a variety of lowland habitats close to water, ranging hydrocyaeris rivers and lakes in rainforest, to marshes, brackish wetlands, swamps, and seasonally flooded grassland and savanna 2 3 4 5. To avoid this they wallow in water and in mud, which is always available to them since they are semiaquatic and live only next to bodies of water. The capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris is a mammal native to South America.


The capybara is extensively hunted for its meat and hide, as well as for a grease from its thick, fatty skin, which is used in the pharmaceutical trade 4 5 9. Capybaras are strong swimmers, helped by the fact that their bodies are only slightly denser than water.

Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Lesser Capybara Hydrochoerus isthmius.

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Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Capybaras have a high reproductive rate, which is their greatest advantage against their main threats, which are hunting and habitat loss. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. The capybara yhdrochoerus sexual maturity at around 12 to 18 months, and may live for up to 10 years in the wild, or to 12 years in captivity 3 4. Viability of the critically endangered African wild ass Equus africanus population on Messir Plateau Eritrea.

Both males and females have two glands on either side of the anus. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. They are excellent swimmers, and can remain completely submerged for up to five minutes, [11] an ability they use to evade predators.

The capybara had a low gonadosomatic index 0. Capybaras are known to be gregarious.

Hydochoerus hydrochaeris

Snake in the Grass: However, they occupy a range of habitats, including dry forest, scrub, and grasslands throughout South America. Capybaras have adapted well to urbanization in South America. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Capybaras can sleep in water, keeping only their noses out of the water.

Nocturnal Active at night. Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Linnaeus Each of the forefeet has four toes, while the hindfeet have only three, and each toe bears a strong, hoof-like claw 2 4 5. Referring to something hydochoerus or located adjacent to a waterbody usually, but not always, a river or stream.


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The studbook includes information about all births, deaths and movements of capybaras, as well as how they are related. Capybaras are considered a good meal in some countries like Venezuela while in others they are considered not eatable.

Young are born after days, in litters ranging in size from 2 to 8. The species is normally active morning and evening, resting during the heat of the day, but has apparently become nocturnal in areas where it is persecuted by hydrochaeeris 2 4.

These hairs have a longer-lasting scent mark and are tasted by other capybaras. Males establish social bonds, dominance, or general group consensus. Hydrochoeridae; late Miocene of Argentina “. Its sweat glands can be found in the surface hydrchoerus the hairy portions of its skin, an unusual trait among rodents. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

Acute phase protein response in the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris).

Home Species Database Hydochoerus hydrochaeris. Hydrochoerua marlin Kajikia albida. The male capybara can be distinguished from the female by the obvious, highly developed scent gland on top of the snout. Their fur is coarse and thin, and is reddish brown bydrochaeris most of the body, turning yellowish brown on the belly and sometimes black on the face.

Synonyms Hydrochaeris hydrochaerisHydrochoeris hydrochaeris. Dominant males in social groups try to monopolize mating activity, but this can be nearly impossible, especially in larger groups.