Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Fun Facts

-Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world.

-Their name means "master of the grasses" and are also known as "water pigs."

-They can stay submerged for up to five minutes in the water, and if needed, can even sleep in the water.

-Capybaras are sometimes kept as pets in the U.S. and Canada, but this is rare because they are very expensive.

-Their meat is considered a delicacy.

-An adult capybara will eat 6-8 pounds of grasses per day.

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