Meet the world’s largest rodent, the capybara
The South American capybara, known as a “giant guinea pig” because of their appearance, are quite unusual in the rodent world. They are semi-aquatic, spending a lot of their time in the water. They have evolved to be expert swimmers with partially webbed toes and can stay underwater for up to five minutes. Their Latin name even translates to ‘water pig’! You can find the capybara on central lake near the Chilean flamingo.
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