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Synonyms for capybara

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

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CREATURE FEATURES BRING Now keepers have opened up the former kangaroo home to merge it with the existing tapir and capybara enclosure, giving family Chico, Meena and five-year-old Ronnie and the rodents much more space.
While the capybara is not currently classified as an endangered species, it is hunted and poached for its meat and skin, which can be turned into leather.
From the jaguar swimming through reeds in pursuit of a capybara, to a hulking male sunbathing on a sandbank, every encounter is as charged and exhilarating as the last.
Geologist Dr Jan Zalasiewicz, from the University of Leicester, said that given enough time, rats could probably grow to be at least as large as the capybara, the world's largest rodent, which can reach at least 12.
They ate plants often found around water and lived alongside capybara.
The second edition incorporates behavior-driven development with Capybara and RSpec, the asset pipeline, and automated testing with Guard and Spork.
Some YouTube commentators said the creature might be a capybara, a large guinea-pig like rodent native to South America.
Candice the capybara - already 50 pounds at 9 months, an example of the world's largest rodent species - will also visit today and tomorrow.
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).
The rodents identified thus far include: Woodchuck (Marmota monax); Round-tailed Muskrat (Neofiber alleni); Southern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys cooperi); Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris); Eastern Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys humulis); Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus); and Capybara (Hydrochaeris holmesi).
From a warming capybara to a distinguished penguin, Oddee checks out some of the world's most unique pets.
When I went to Argentina, I took my Todd Ramirez 7x57 along for Brocket deer and capybara.
Along the way, I passed up numerous incidental shooting opportunities at good boars, and I thought long and hard about drawing down on one of the capybara that frequented the waterways along the valley floor.
The continent is still home to Josephoartigasia monesi's closest living relative, the guinea pig-like pacarana, and today's largest living rodent, the capybara.