• Capybaras are the world’s largest rodent
• Their front legs are slightly shorter than their hind legs
• Capybaras have webbed feet
• Their latin names Hydrochoerus and hydrochaeris both mean “water pig”
THREATS & CONSERVATION
This species is severely threatened by hunting. Occasionally, they are illegally poached for meat, pelts, and because they graze competitively with livestock.