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Thursday, February 16, 2012


Beauty Of Animal | Capybara | The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the largest extant rodent in the world. Its closest relatives are agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs. Native to South America, the capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests, and lives near waters. It is a very gregarious species, and can in groups as large as 100 individuals are found, but usually live in groups of 10-20 people. The capybara is not an endangered species even though it is hunted for their meat and skin. The capybara and the lower part of the subfamily Hydrochoerinae together with the rock guinea pigs. The living capybaras and their extinct relatives were previously classified within the family
Hydrochoeridae. Capybaras have heavy, barrel-shaped bodies and short heads with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of her body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. Capybaras have some legs and a rudimentary tail webbing. Capybara are found semi-aquatic mammals, wild in many parts of South America (including Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Uruguay, Peru and Paraguay) of densely wooded areas near waters such as lakes, rivers, swamps, ponds and swamps, and flooded savannas and along rivers in tropical forests. Capybara have blossomed into cattle ranches. They move in an average of 10 hectares in areas of high density populations.
When in estrus, the female and male scent subtle changes begin in the vicinity of persecution. In addition, a female figure to warn that she is in estrus by whistling though the nose. During mating, the female has the advantage, and mate selection. Capybaras mate only in water and, if do not want a woman with a certain male, they are either immersed in water or allow water to mate. 
Dominant males are highly protective of the females, but usually not able to prevent all subordinates of copulating. The larger the group, the harder it is to look for the males, the females all. Dominant males secure significantly more matings than any subordinate, but subordinate males, as a class are responsible for more than one dominant male pairings.
The life of the capybara, the semen is longer than that of other rodents. Capybara gestation is 130-150 days and usually produces a litter of four capybara babies, but can produce between one and eight in a single litter. Youngsters will form a group within the main group. Alloparenting has been observed in this species. Breeding peak between April and May in Venezuela, and between October and November in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Like other rodents, the front teeth grow from capybaras grow continually to compensate for the constant wear down by eating grass their molars also continuously
Water Pigs are gentle and will usually allow people to pet and feed them to hand. Capybara are bred for meat and skins in South America. The meat is considered unfit to eat in some areas, while in other areas it is as an important source of protein. During Lent, capybara meat is especially popular in parts of South America, particularly Venezuela, as alleged, that the Catholic Church to eat in a special dispensation allowed if capybara meat is meat consumption is not otherwise permitted.

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