Capybara Cub "Rodrigo"

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The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) belongs to the family of rodents and moreover it's the largest one worldwide. It can be found in the wet areas of South America. Its body and the semi-aquatic way of living are similar to a hippopotamus, but the capybara is closely related to ginuia pigs.
The name "Capybara" means 'lord of the grass' in the tongue of the Guarani Indians of South Africa. Probably this is due to its fondness for grass, which it mostly eats under or close to water.
Capybaras live close to water. They do have webbing between their toes, making them excellent swimmers and divers. If they not take a sand bath in the warm sun, they can be seen in the water - either feeding or resting.
Capybaras live in flocks of variable sizes, between three and thirty animals have been seen together. But there always is only one male that lives together with many females and their offspring, protecting them from harm.

The cubs are born after a gestation period of about 120 - 150 days (depending on species) and have to grow up quite quickly. Almost immediately after being born they have to keep pace with their mother, and after only two months they have to manage on their own.

Our capybara cub "Rodrigo" has a childhood that lasts far longer. Thus it has all the time in the world to laze about or play when it feels like it. Why don't you just join it?

Size: 25 cm (~ 10'')
Colour: Brownisch-grey
Filling: Polyester fibre
Manufacturer: Kösener Spielzeug Manufaktur, Germany

The proceeds of this sale will be donated to a children's charity organisation.

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