Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Animals in our sanctuary
Charif was kept as a pet by a private individual. But when the owner couldn't take care of the animal anymore, he brought her to a shelter.
At the moment she is the last of the group of capybara 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.
- 60 cm
- Waterplanten, gras, takken en schors GEVANGENSCHAP : Caviakorrel, wortel, hooi, takken
- 35 - 66 kg
- 6 - 8 jaar/ans/years
- 5 maand/mois/month
- Minste zorg
Where does he feel most at home?
The capybara lives in humid areas, near rivers, marshes or lakes in the east of South America.
What's his favourite food?
On his menu are water plants, buds, fruits and bark.
In case of danger, the capybara can stay under water for up to 5 minutes.
The young of the capybara can already run, swim and dive just a few hours after birth.Adopt this Capybara