Meet the largest rodent in the world

October 20, 2015

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Photo Credit: Galo Zapata-Ríos ©WCS

To protect itself against predators, the largest rodent in the world sticks close to the water, as here, its eyes, ears, and nostrils peeking just above the surface. But the capybara does move well on land. According to our colleagues with WCS Ecuador, it can rumble quickly for 100 to 200 meters before tiring out.

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