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Capybaras

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

About the Capybaras

Capybaras are covered in coarse brown fur. Their eyes, nostrils and ears are at the top of their head; this allows them to see, smell and hear whilst swimming.

Habitat and Distribution

Capybaras are found around rivers and in grasslands, marshes and bogs in northern and eastern South America.

Family Information

Capybaras can live in pairs, family groups or larger mixed herds. They have up to eight young at a time, these are born covered in fur and can run, swim and dive within hours of birth.

Conservation Status: Common

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  • Entry to the park 362 days a year
  • Discounts in selected cafes & restaurants
  • Discounts on some VIP Experiences

Standard Membership is available for adults and children.
Gold Membership is available for children aged 2-12 years.

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