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Coypu Myocastor coypus

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Features

Size:
50 - 60 cm / staart 25 - 45 cm
Nutrition:
Grassen, aangevuld met zegge, scheuten, stengels, vruchten, wortelen, knollen, wortelstokken en vruchten van waterplanten. Soms ook mosselen.
Weight:
5 - 10 kg
Age:
6 jaar
Gestation:
4.5 maand
Status:
Minste zorg
Environment:
De beverrat is inheems in Zuid-Amerika. Hier komt hij voor in Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentinië, Zuid-Brazilië en Chili.
{$lblHabitat}:
Zuid-Amerika

Animals in our sanctuary

Kayla
Date of birth
05-11-2015
Date of arrival
05-11-2015

Kayla came to De Zonnegloed in 2015. At the moment she is the last of the group of coypu we gave shelter. We hope to offer her soon a place where she can enjoy the peace and quiet together with other animals here in De Zonnegloed.


Where does he feel most at home?

The coypu is originally from South-America, but is kept for its fur in Europe, Asia and North-America. They like watery areas where they can build platforms from cane and other vegetation.

What's his favourite food?

They love to eat water plants and roots.

Fun fact

Although the coypu has the words ‘beaver’ or ‘rat‘ in its name in other languages, it’s neither! The coypu is too big to be a rat and its tail differs from that of a beaver.

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