Capybara (in portugese Capivara)

Capybara (in portugese Capivara)

I really did take this picture! This is the worlds largest rodent, the Capybara. Their fur is very coarse and somewhat sparse, making them prone to sunburn, which they combat by coating themselves in mud. They also have the ability to sleep underwater by keeping their nose just above the waterline.

Strange Factoid!: (taken from Wikipedia)

“During the Christian celebration of Lent , capybara meat is especially popular as the Catholic church , in a special dispensation, classified the animal as a fish in the 16th century.”

Pantanal in Mato Grosso du Sul, Brasil 2008


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