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Amazon Wildlife Pic of the Month: Capibara

Okay, now let’s talk about rodents. More specifically, let’s talk about number seven on the Top Ten List, the largest living rodent in the world: the Capibara, which in the local Guarani language means “master of the grasses.” In Peru, we also call these critters ronsoco. They are close relatives of chinchillas and guinea pigs, as well as of agouti and coyphillas. Its scientific name, hydrochaeris, is Greek for “water hog.” If  were capybaras, we’d prefer to stick with “master of the grasses.”

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