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What does the name capybara mean?
Interestingly enough, the common name of the Capybara is thought to mean "Master of the Grasses", whilst its scientific name comes from the Greek word for water hog. The Capybara is a heavy, stocky-looking animal with a short head and muzzle in comparison to its body and hardly any tail at all.
Why are capybaras the best pets?
Capybaras are good pets because they are very smart and sensitive , and they are easy to train and love to be handled and cared for , but on the flip side, the Capybara require a large amount of work and a big area to live in.
Do capybara have any predators?
Adult capybaras have one main natural predator-the jaguar-but humans hunt them as well. Relishing rodents. The San Diego Zoo has a group of capybaras that can be seen in the Elephant Odyssey habitat.
What is the difference capybara and a guinea pig?
One of the biggest differences between the capybara and the domestic guinea pig is in their size. Capybaras are the world's largest living rodents, reaching lengths of just over 4 feet and over 100 pounds. Their smaller cousin, the guinea pig, reaches only about 8 to 10 inches long and weighs anywhere from 24 to 40 ounces.