Colombia - Wild and Free

Capybaras in the Wetlands

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

A larger relative of the guinea pig, the capybara can grow to be approximately two feet tall and weigh 150 pounds. These semi-aquatic mammals are built to swim and congregate during the dry season around the few available watering holes. In in the Tupi language, the word “Capybara” translates to “grass eater”, a fitting moniker for these grazers.

Aired: 05/18/22

Rating: NR

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