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.
Densely vegetated areas adjacent to water
Grasses, aquatic plants, grains, melons and squash
Central and South America
Adults / Teens: $8.75
Ages 2 - 12: $5.75
Ages 1 & Under: FREE
3601 Thomas Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70807
2015 BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo