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Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

Animals in our sanctuary

Charif
Date of arrival
04-04-2011
Charif

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.


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Features

Size:
60 cm
Nutrition:
Waterplanten, gras, takken en schors GEVANGENSCHAP : Caviakorrel, wortel, hooi, takken
Weight:
35 - 66 kg
Age:
6 - 8 jaar/ans/years
Gestation:
5 maand/mois/month
Status:
Minste zorg
Environment:
Zuid-Amerika.

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.

Fun fact

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.

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