Capybara
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Information
Range South America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Caviidae
Genus Hydrochoerus
Species Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris
Conservation Status
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Least Concern

The Capybara is a species of the Hydrochoerus Genus. It livesin Eastern South America. It is pronounced "KAPP-uh-bar-uh".

Appearance

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. The sweat glands of the capybara can be found in its haired skin surface, an unusual trait among rodents.[1][2]

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