The capybara is the world's largest rodent, inhabiting the rainforests and savanahs of Central and South America. They spend a lot of time in the water eating aquatic plants and grasses, and swimming to remedy their dry skin. They like to wallow to stay cool and hide underwater to avoid predators. A capybara can stay submerged for up to five minutes. They also find safety in numbers, vocalizing to warn one another of danger. They are usually found in groups of about ten, but in the wet season herds can grow to include as many as forty individuals. Our Capybara Hand Puppet is 18 inches long and has a movable mouth and front legs. Click on picture for a larger image.

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