Capybaras

The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the largest rodent on earth. It's slightly webbed feet show that this rodent lives near wetlands, rivers, and other shallow water. Find questions about the fascinating capybara here.

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Capybaras

What is the average body temperature of a capybara?

About 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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What are capybara predators?

Anaconda's, Alligators and Jaguars are the most common enemies of the Capybara. The Capybara is the favorite prey animal for Jaguars and Anaconda's. Though capybara's can live upto 10 years, not many make that far because of these predators.
Anaconda's, Alligators and Jaguars are the most common enemies of the Capybara. The Capybara is the favorite prey animal for Jaguars and Anaconda's. Though capybara's can live upto 10 years, not many make that far because of these predators.
no they don't tigers are native to Asia while capybara are native to south America
Yes. But, not all snakes can kill and consume a capybara. Anaconda's, Alligators and Jaguars are the most common enemies of the Capybara. The Capybara is the favorite prey animal for Jaguars and Anaconda's. Though capybara's can live upto 10 years, not many make that far because of these predators.
Yes. Anaconda's, Alligators and Jaguars are the most common enemies of the Capybara. The Capybara is the favorite prey animal for Jaguars and Anaconda's. Though capybara's can live upto 10 years, not many make that far because of these predators.
Humans, Jaguars, Caiman's and Anaconda's.
Capybaras are eaten by jaguars, caimans, anacondas, foxes, and wild dogs.
Anaconda's, Alligators and Jaguars are the most common enemies of the Capybara. The Capybara is the favorite prey animal for Jaguars and Anaconda's. Though capybara's can live upto 10 years, not many make that far because of these predators.
Anaconda's, Alligators and Jaguars are the most common enemies of the Capybara. The Capybara is the favorite prey animal for Jaguars and Anaconda's. Though capybara's can live upto 10 years, not many make that far because of these predators.

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What are ocean dwellers that birth live babies and nurse their young?

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What is the difference between nutria and capybaras?

Nutria are related to rats, also known as water rats. Capybaras are related to hamsters and guinea pigs. Capybaras are much larger than nutria, and can weigh up to 140 lbs. They are much friendlier than nutria and don't destroy vegetation like nutria do.

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What is the predator of the capybara?

Mostly jaguars or cougars

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What is a capybara?

A large semiaquatic rodent (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) of tropical South America, having short limbs and a vestigial tail and often attaining lengths of more than 1.2 meters (4 feet).

A capybara is a rodent but it can be as big as a pig! but its also know as a water hog because it likes to swim!

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The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), also known as capibara, chigüire in Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador ronsoco in Peru, chigüiro, and carpincho in Spanish, and capivara in Portuguese, is the largest living rodent in the world. Its closest relatives are agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs. Its common name, derived from Kapiÿva in the Guarani language, means "master of the grasses" while its scientific name, both hydrochoerus and hydrochaeris, comes from Greek ὕδωρ (ýdor = water) + χοίρος (choiros = pig, hog).

Capybaras have heavy, barrel-shaped bodies and short heads with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of their body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. Adult capybaras may grow to 130 centimetres (4.3 ft) in length, and weigh up to 65 kg (140 lb). The top recorded weight is 105.4 kg (232 lbs). Capybaras have slightly webbed feet, no tail and 20 teeth.[15] Their back legs are slightly longer than their front legs and their muzzles are blunt with eyes, nostrils, and ears on top of their head. Females are slightly heavier than males. Females average 36 to 66 kg (80 to 145 pounds), while males typically weigh about 34 to 61 kilograms (75 to 135 pounds).

Its karyotype has 2n = 66 and FN = 102.[1]

A larger capybara called Neochoerus pinckneyi once existed in North America, having invaded that continent during the Great American Interchange that followed formation of the Isthmus of Panama. Other fossil caviomorphs that were eight times the size of modern capybaras have been called "capybaras" by the popular press, but were actually dinomyids related to the pacarana.[15]

There is also an extant "lesser capybara", Hydrochoerus isthmius, with a disjoint range in Colombia, Venezuela and Panama.[3]

Capybara are semi-aquatic mammals[13] found wild in much of South America (including Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Uruguay, Peru, and Paraguay[10]) in densely forested areas near bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, swamps, ponds and marshes,[11] as well as flooded Savannah and along rivers in tropical forest. They roam in home ranges of 25-50 acres (10-20 ha).[15]

Many escapees from captivity can also be found in similar watery habitats around the world. Sightings are fairly common in Florida, although a breeding population has not yet been confirmed.[16] Though it has been erroneously stated that a population of capybara existed in the River Arno in Florence, Italy, this was determined to be the nutria or coypu (Myocastor coypus), a considerably smaller South American aquatic rodent with a similar appearance.

Capybaras are herbivores, grazing mainly on grasses and aquatic plants,[5][11] as well as fruit and tree bark.[13] An adult capybara will eat 6 to 8 pounds (2.7 to 3.6 kg) of grasses per day.[15] Capybara are very selective feeders with four to six plant species making 75% of its diet.[17] They will select the leaves of one species and disregard other species surrounding it.[18] Capybaras eat a greater variety of plants during the dry season as there are fewer plants available. While they eat grass during the wet season, they have to switch to reeds during the dry season as they are more abundant.[18] Plants that capybaras eat during the summer lose their nutritional value in the winter and the thus not consumed at that time.[17] The capybara's jaw hinge is non-perpendicular and they thus chew food by grinding back and forth rather than side-to-side.[8] Capybaras are coprophagous, meaning they eat their own feces as a source of bacterial gut flora and to help digest the cellulose in the grass that forms their normal diet and extract the maximum protein from their food. They may also regurgitate food to masticate again, similar to cud-chewing by a cow.[19]

Like its cousin the guinea pig, the capybara does not have the capacity to synthesize vitamin C, and capybaras unsupplemented with vitamin C in captivity have been reported to develop gum disease as a sign of scurvy.[20]

They can have a life span of 8-10 years in the wild[21] but average a life less than four years as they are "a favourite food of jaguar, puma, ocelot, eagle and caiman".[10] The capybara is also the preferred prey of the anaconda.[22] Capybara are farmed for meat and skins in South America.[23] It is widely believed that capybara were declared by Papal Bull to be fish so they may be eaten during Lent.[24] Because of this belief, poaching increases during the period right before Easter.[23]

Capybaras are very gregarious. While they do sometimes live solitarily they are more commonly found in groups that average 10-20 individuals. With 2-4 of them being adult males, 4-7 being adult females and the rest being juveniles.[25] Capybara groups can consist of as many as 50 or 100 individuals during the dry season,[19][26] when the animals gather around available water sources. Males are organized in stable, linear hierarchies. The dominant male in each group is significantly heavier than any of the subordinates, but among subordinates, status is not correlated with weight.[27] The dominant male is positioned in the center of the group while subordinates are on the periphery. These hierarchies are established early in life among the young with play fights and mock copulations.[25] The most dominant males have access to the best resources.[27] Capybaras are very vocal and, when in groups, chatter with each other to establish social bonds, dominance or general group census.[26] They can make a dog-like bark which is made when the animals are threatened or when females are herding young.[28] The bark of a capybara is often mistaken for that of a dog.[19]

Capybara have two different scent glands; a morillo, located on the snout, and an anal gland. Both sexes have those glands but males have larger morillos and their anal pockets can open more easily. The anal glands of males are also lined with detachable hairs. A crystalline form of scent secretion is coated on these hairs and are release when in contact with objects like plants. These hairs have a longer lasting scent mark and are tasted by other capybaras.[29] A capybaras marks by rubbing its morillo on an object or by walking over a scrub and marking with its anal gland. A cabypara can spread its scent further by urinating.[29] However females usually mark without urinating and mark less frequently than males overall. Females mark more often during the wet season when they are in estrus. In addition to objects, males will also mark females.[29

When in estrus, the female's scent changes subtly and nearby males begin pursuit.[27] In addition, a female will alert males that she is in estrus by emitting a whistling noise though her nostrils.[19] During mating, the female has the advantage and mating choice. Capybaras mate only in the water and if a female does not want to mate with a certain male she will either submerge or leave the water.[19][26] Dominant males are highly protective of the females, however they usually can't prevent all the subordinates from copulating.[27] The larger the group, the harder it is for the male to watch all the females. Dominant males secure significantly more matings than each subordinate, but subordinate males, as a class, are responsible for more matings than each dominant male.[27] The lifespan of the capybara's sperm is longer than that of other rodents.[30]

Capybara gestation is 130-150 days and usually produces a litter of four capybara babies, but may produce between two and eight in a single litter.[12] Birth is on land and the female will rejoin the group within a few hours of delivering the newborn capybaras, who will join the group as soon as they are mobile. Within a week the young can eat grass, but will continue to suckle - from any female in the group - until weaned at about 16 weeks. Youngsters will form a group within the main group.[10] Alloparenting has been observed in this species.[26] The rainy season of April and May mark the peak breeding season.[6] Like other rodents, the front teeth of capybaras grow continually to compensate for the constant wearing-down from eating grasses;[10] their cheek teeth also grow continuously.[8] When fully grown, a capybara will have coarse hair that is sparsely spread over their skin, making the capybara prone to sunburn. To prevent this, they may roll in mud to protect their skin from the sun.[15]

Capybaras are excellent swimmers and can survive completely underwater for up to five minutes,[11] an ability they will use to evade predators.[citation needed] If necessary, a capybara can sleep underwater, keeping its nose just over the waterline.[citation needed]

During midday, as temperatures increase, they wallow in water and graze in late afternoons and early evenings when it is cooler. They sleep little, usually dozing off and on throughout the day and grazing into and through the night.

Capybara are not on the IUCN list[9] and therefore not considered a threatened species; their population is stable through most of their South American ranges, though in some areas hunting has reduced their numbers.[10][11]

Capybaras are hunted for their meat and pelts in some areas,[7] and otherwise killed by humans who see their grazing as competition for livestock. In some areas they are farmed, which has the effect of ensuring that the wetland habitats are protected. Their survival is aided by their ability to breed rapidly.[10]

Capybaras can be found in many areas in zoos and parks,[8] and may live for 12 years in captivity.[10] Capybaras are gentle and will usually allow humans to pet and hand-feed them.

The meat is said to look like pork.[6] During Lent, capybara meat is especially popular in parts of South America, especially in Venezuela, as it is claimed that the Catholic Church, in a special dispensation, allowed capybara meat to be consumed on days that consumption of meat was otherwise not allowed. There are differing accounts of how the dispensation arose.[6][15][31] Capybaras are occasionally kept as pets in the United States,[32] though it is illegal in various other countries.(Credit to Wikipedia)

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How many offspring can a female capybara have in her lifetime?

Female Capybara's give birth to live young ones. Female Capybaras are pregnant for around 150 days and at the end of gestation give birth to two to eight babies. The more usual number is 4 babies per litter.

Capybara's live in groups. All females of the group nurse and take care of the young ones in the family.

A female capybara can have 15-20 babies in her lifetime.

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What is the treat and code for capybaras on CBBC roar?

a log for gnawing - code Wind56 also like the pond for swimming (Wind995) but gnawing best

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Zombies
Capybaras

What are some unusual beneficial and easy makeup tips?

Stop eye liner from smudging and wearing off

I use an eye liner sealer to make my eye liner stay on, it won't smudge or wear off during the day or night and it works. It's called Fullday. It's clear liquid that you put over the top of any eye liner, whether you use a pencil , powder, liquid liner etc. and it keeps it on...it's actually saving me money too as I don't have to keep putting eye liner on all day! The web site is in the related links section.

cost is $23.75 it lasts forvever and I am saving on buying eye liners now as I only have to put my eye liner on one time a day!

the natural look is always the best to heavey can lead to many pimples and imperfections also can look vey fake and over done.

First always keep your skin clean and treat it well cleanse tone and moisturise twice a day.

To get full looking lashes : always wash off previous mascara as it can make eyelashes brittle and they can fall out. Its easy get a water proof mascra and evenly spread over top lashes (not bottoms)then get an eye lash curler on hold for about 10 second this gives them extra lenght an evens them out.

foundation: to apply even and natural looking foundation use a make up remover pad to spread the foundation evenly over the face

blush: don't use to much blush as it can look tacky and fake use a pink or earth coloured smile into the mirror and your cheeks bone will become clearer apply it along the cheek bone

lips:apply a colour that suits you skin colour and remember be bold and beautiful spread evenly over lips make sure you don't get it on your teeth though and apply a lipgloss over it which gives you shine

but remember every one is beautiful and you don't need make up to shine

if you have yellow teeth, apply a darker lipstick and it will make your teeth look whiter. Also, try putting two coats of mascara: one set of super volumizing, and one set of waterproof, and it won't run even if your swimming.

If u have yellow teeth don't use orange lip colour this makes them look even more yellow

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What part of the world did capybara originate?

Capybara's are native to the Amazon rain forests. They are found extensively in the content of South America. The amazon rain forest covers many countries in south America and capybara's are found everywhere. Unfortunately they don't live outside of the amazon rain forest.

They are herbivores. They feed on grass, aquatic plants and fruits.

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Where do capybaras live?

Capybaras live in the rainforet in south America near water and grasslands. They are like giant guinea pis and are the largest type of rodent in the world. They are also really cute!

Finally, someone smart! Yes, Capybaras are a mammal found in Central and South America. It may grow up to 120 cm, four feet and be 75-100 lbs. It has coarse brownish hair and webbedn feat. Its voratcious appetite for any vegetation can lead to severe crop damage.

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What do capybaras eat?

They eat leaves and fruits and also plants from the bottom of rivers and lakes. Capybaras are strictly vegetarian, meaning they only eat vegetables. :D

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What do capybara's eat?

Themselves

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Animal Behavior
Beavers
Capybaras

How do you kill beavers?

you just shoot in the head with a fricking 12 gage.

It as illegal to kill beavers in most locations that they are found. To answer the question - you should not kill beavers!

There is a new solution I came across that a company is working on it is called The Beaver Defeater. It will keep beavers from building dams in critical areas such as culverts to stop the damages of Beaver flooding. You can check out the device for yourself at http://www.thebeaverdefeater.com

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Can you eat Capybara Meat?

Some people like to eat capybara meat but yed=s you can but some people choose not to

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Do capybaras eat coca leaves?

yes, they will eat them from the forest floor

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Cats (Felines)
Guinea Pigs
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Is a guinea pig considered a rodent pig or cat?

It is from the rodent family, just like mice, rats and hamsters

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What are the predators of a capybara?

Anaconda's, Alligators and Jaguars are the most common enemies of the Capybara. The Capybara is the favorite prey animal for Jaguars and Anaconda's. Though capybara's can live upto 10 years, not many make that far because of these predators.

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What eats Capybaras?

Anaconda's, Alligators and Jaguars are the most common enemies of the Capybara. The Capybara is the favorite prey animal for Jaguars and Anaconda's. Though capybara's can live upto 10 years, not many make that far because of these predators.

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What is the capybara's niche?

IT's niche is to eat caca.

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Lawn Mowers and Garden Tools
Food Chains and Food Webs
Capybaras

How do you know what chain to fit on a chainsaw?

you have to see what size the bar is.

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Where in the food chain is the capybara?

They are prey species. Anaconda's, Alligators and Jaguars are the most common enemies of the Capybara. The Capybara is the favorite prey animal for Jaguars and Anaconda's. Though capybara's can live upto 10 years, not many make that far because of these predators.

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Trinidad and Tobago
Plural Nouns
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Where is Trinidad?

Trinidad is part if the Caribbean.

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Trinidad is the larger of the two main islands of Trinidad & Tobago which is in the Caribbean Sea quite close to the northeastern coast of Venezuela on the northern edge of South America. It is off the coast at a point midway between Caracas, Venezuela and Georgetown, Guyana.

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How many babies can a capybara have?

Mother and three pups Capybara gestation is 130–150 days, and produces a litter of four capybaras young on average, but may produce between one and eight in a single litter. Birth is on land and the female rejoins the group within a few hours of delivering the newborn capybaras, which join the group as soon as they are mobile.

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Are capybaras warm blooded or cold blooded?

Capybaras are classified as mammals. Therefore they are warm-blooded.

All mammals are warm-blooded. Which means they have the ability to control their own body temperature though endothermic means.

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