Capybara

The world's largest rodent, the capybara, is well adapted for an aquatic lifestyle. Its eyes, nose and ears are all located high on the head so they remain above water when the capybara swims.

Capybaras are social and use a variety of sounds, barks, chirps, huffs, whistles and purrs to communicate. They also use scent glands to mark their territory.

Central America
South America

At A Glance

Habitat

Densely vegetated areas adjacent to water

Diet

Grasses, aquatic plants, grains, melons and squash

Location

Central and South America