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Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Capybara) is a species of rodents in the family guinea pigs. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Neotropics. They are crepuscular herbivores. Individuals are known to live for 144 months and can grow to 1208.39 mm. Reproduction is viviparous. They have parental care (paternal care, female provides care, and cooperative breeding). They rely on swimming and running to move around.

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EOL has data for 68 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Capybara. View this species on GBIF