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Animals of the Rainforest ~ #6 CAPYBARA

Continuing with my series of some of the Rainforest animals. 

They are all so beautiful and deserve to live and be shared.

If you missed the first five posts of the series you can see them here:

Animals of the Rainforest ~ #1

Animals of the Rainforest ~ #2

Animals of the Rainforest ~ #3

Animals of the Rainforest ~ #4

Animals of the Rainforest ~ #5

6. CAPYBARA: Bearing a strong resemblance to its guinea pig cousin, the capybara is the largest rodent on Earth, weighing in at more than 100 pounds and standing two feet tall. It lives in the dense vegetation that surrounds water, and frequently leaps in water bodies to hide from predators. It can hold its breath for up to five minutes.

Like other rodents, capybaras’ teeth grow continuously, and they wear them down by grazing on aquatic plants, grasses, and other plentiful plants.

They also eat their own feces in the morning. That’s when their poo is protein rich from the high number of microbes digesting the previous day’s meals. Because the grasses they eat are so hard to digest, eating their waste essentially  allows them to digest it twice.

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