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Synonyms for capybara

pig-sized tailless South American amphibious rodent with partly webbed feet

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FRIENDS OUR AT DUDLEY The paddock for the zoo's seven capybara - the world's largest rodent - and our three adorable Brazilian tapirs has been extended after Western greys Lou and Harold moved to a larger enclosure.
A baby capybara, which has not yet been sexed, was born at the zoo on October 19 and at just over two weeks old, the tiny youngster can already walk and swim on its own.
Hailing from South America, Belfast's capybaras Charlie and Lola arrived at the zoo in 2009.
The aim of this work was to report the finding of capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) infested by Amblyomma tigrinum Koch, 1844 (Arthropoda: Ixodidae), and to describe some external morphological features of the ticks through images obtained by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
During excursions into the narrow river tributaries, guests may spot more than 100 kinds of birds, pink and gray river dolphins, sloths, giant otters and nocturnal animals such as caimans and capybaras.
A family of capybaras, the world's largest rodents, enjoyed the full star-treatment on at Saitama Children's Zoo, north of Tokyo, as they jumped into an open-air hot tub.
Capybaras are the largest living examples of what in the world?
Leona and Dennis enjoy some animal magic feeding the capybaras at Hagenbeck Zoo Handy man .
The text incorporates extant literature and findings from Lord's own research on capybaras, including a ten-year population study of capybaras conducted at a Venezuelan ranch from July 1990 through June 2000.
Guests have the opportunity to search for more than 100 kinds of birds, pink and gray Amazon River dolphins, 15 species of monkeys, sloths, giant otters and nocturnal animals such as caimans and capybaras.
There's also a small mammal house, with its rodents and burrowing critters, where you'll also see the zoo's latest arrivals - three baby capybaras - the world's largest species of rodent, born to parents Ivy and Chester just before Christmas.
The Trust keeps its bearded lizards and capybaras - a type of giant rodent similar to an oversized guinea pig - at an animal centre in Belgium.
In fact, Trotters is home to all creatures great and small, from two newly-acquired and quite delightful red pandas, which won the Stelfox award for 'best animal', several lemurs, gibbons, birds of prey and buffalo to snakes, capybaras and zebra.
Not too far away, jaguars--the "tigers" of South America--feed on abundant tapirs, peccaries, and capybaras, and sometimes hunt caimans and anacondas.
The capybaras are gobbling every bit of green in sight, Hollywood is panicking because of the snake takeover, and it's up to Dr.