Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Capybaras Rule the Rodent World

The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. Adult capybaras can be up to 4 feet long and weigh over 100 pounds. In comparison, the second largest rodent, a mara, only weighs about 25 pounds. Capybaras are semi-aquatic, which means they spend a lot of time in water. In fact, they can remain underwater for up to five minutes at a time.

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