Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Social Organization

Overall, capybaras are social animals. They tend to live in groups or 10-30. Each of these groups include one dominant male, one or more females, young capybara, and one or more subordinate males.

When vegetation is plentiful, they maintain and defend their territory.

During the dry season, capybaras may congregate in groups of up to 100.

In order to communicate with one another in these large groups, they use their sense of smell as well as a series of purrs, barks, whistles, clicks, squeals, and grunts.

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