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