Scientific name: Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris. English names: Capybara. Spanish and local names: Chigüire, Chigüiro, Carpincho, Capibara. Learn more about the Capybara – with amazing Capybara videos, photos and facts on Arkive. Abstract. We examined the histology of testes of capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) and the relationship among mass of testes, body mass, and the ratio.

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Capybaras are the largest of rodents, weighing from 35 to 66 kg and standing up to 0. Its sweat glands can be found in the surface of the hairy portions of its skin, an unusual trait among rodents. Capybaras are the largest rodent in the world, with an appearance that would make you think of them as giant guinea pigs. The hide is used to make high-quality leather 5 6for which there is a large internal market within South America 1and the fur may be used to make gloves They are weaned at about 3 months old, during which time they suckle both from their own mother and the other females in the group, who are usually closely related.

Though quite agile on land capable of running as fast as a horse[33] capybaras are equally at home in the water. The capybara and the lesser capybara belong to the subfamily Hydrochoerinae along with the rock cavies.

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The Testis of Capybaras Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris J. Females of this species are slightly larger than males. Range number of offspring 2 to 8 Average number of offspring 4 Average gestation period days Average weaning age 3 months Average time to independence 1 years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 18 months Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 18 months Young capybaras stay with their parents’ group until they are about a year old.


We examined the histology of testes of capybaras Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris and the relationship among mass of testes, body mass, and the ratio of seminiferous tubules to interstitial tissue. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.

Their survival is aided by their ability to breed rapidly. See also Tropical hgdrochoerus and grassland biome. The secret life of possums: Capybaras can produce a wide variety of sounds to communicate and leave complex scent markings to help with their reproduction habits.

American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. Brazilian doctors unaware of the disease] in Portuguese. Their adaptation to their watery mean has given them webbed feet, which makes them very quick in the water, where they can stay submerged for several minutes.

Chapman and Hall, London. We had to teach her and she finally learned. Capybaras are herbivoreshydrochorrus mainly on grasses and aquatic plants[11] [19] as well as fruit and tree bark. Viability of the critically endangered African wild ass Equus africanus population on Messir Plateau Eritrea. Capybaras can spread their scent further by urinating; however, females usually mark without urinating and scent-mark less frequently than males hydorchaeris.

They can have a lifespan of 8—10 years, [25] but live less than four years in the wild, because they are “a favourite food of jaguarpumaoceloteaglehjdrochoerus caiman “. The female usually gives birth to a single litter each year 4 6at the end of hydrochoeris rainy season, after a gestation period of around days 3 8.

Their hide was once traded in Argentina which caused the death of more than 80, of them. They can be found in all South American countries except Chile. Capybaras breed throughout the year, with a peak in breeding activity at hudrochoerus beginning of the rainy season. Capybaras are considered a good meal in some countries like Venezuela while in others they are considered not eatable. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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Both before and after weaning, the young move around together in a creche, and some of the work of parenting such as suckling and watching for danger is shared among all adults in the group. A strong swimmer, it is able to stay underwater for up to five minutes at a time 3 6.

Sightings are fairly common in Floridaalthough a breeding population has not yet been confirmed. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. hydrochaerus

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The species is normally active morning and evening, resting during the heat of the day, but has apparently become nocturnal in areas hhdrochaeris it is persecuted by humans 2 4. They mate only hydroxhaeris the water and dominant males get to mate with more females than non-dominant males, though there are more litters in total that come from non-dominant males.

The capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. Females mark more often during the wet season when they are in estrus.

Large-scale ranching of capybaras has been proposed to curtail illegal hunting and the animals have proved easy to domesticate, at least in small numbers.

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Young capybaras can be predated by ocelots, eagles, jaguars, caimans and anacondas, while adult Capybaras only have the latter three as predators. Mammalian Species ,