The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is a mammal native to South America. It is the largest living rodent in the world. Also called chigüire and carpincho, it is a member of the genus Hydrochoerus, of which the only other extant member is the lesser capybara (Hydrochoerus isthmius). Its close relatives include guinea pigs and rock cavies, and it is more distantly related to the agouti, the chinchilla, and the coypu. The capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals. These groups are usually led by a dominant male and include several females and their offspring. Capybaras are known to be friendly and docile, often allowing other animals to share their space without incident. They are also highly vocal and communicate with each other using a variety of sounds including barks, whistles, and grunts. The capybara is not a threatened species but is hunted for its meat and hide and also for grease from its thick fatty skin, which is used in the pharmaceutical trade. These herbivorous rodents can grow up to 4 feet in length and weigh as much as 140 pounds. Despite their large size, capybaras are incredibly agile and can move quickly both on land and in water. They are excellent swimmers and can stay underwater for up to 5 minutes at a time, which helps them avoid predators such as jaguars and anacondas.
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