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CapybaraScientific Name : Hydrochaeris      By Mac Mcphee         Ms. Seo        Fessenden         Grade 6
Scientific classificationKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: chordataSubphylum: vertebrataClass: mammaliaOrder: rodentiaSuborder: hys...
appearanceSmall eyes on the top of there headSmall rounded earsHeavy rounded bodyNo tailSharp front teethFeet are slightly...
Location in worldCapybaras are located in south America and alsopanama.Capybaras are found in dense forests near watersour...
Life cycleAbout 18 months old capybara herd it is only the dominant malethat has the breeding rights to the year round fem...
What does it eatCapybaras are herbivores they eat leaves andfruit and also plants from the bottom of riversand lakes? Capy...
PredatorsTheir predators are jaguars, caimans, and snakeslike anacondas which usually eat small capybaras
How does it contribute to the        diversity of lifeCapybara play a number of important roles intheir ecosystem.In many ...
How do humans continue to impact  the natural environment of the             capybaraThey are often killed in certain area...
What can be done to help this    species continue to surviveDon’t pollute in capybara water and do notpollute in there for...
Interesting factsThe capybara is the worlds largest rodentThree toes on the backFour on the front
Final slideRainforest animals www.rainforestanimals.netWikipedia www.Wikipedia.comSmithsonian animals (David buhie and don...
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  1. 1. CapybaraScientific Name : Hydrochaeris By Mac Mcphee Ms. Seo Fessenden Grade 6
  2. 2. Scientific classificationKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: chordataSubphylum: vertebrataClass: mammaliaOrder: rodentiaSuborder: hystricomorphaFamily: caviidaeSubfamily: hydrochoerinaeGenus: hydrochoerusSpecies: H. hydrochaeris
  3. 3. appearanceSmall eyes on the top of there headSmall rounded earsHeavy rounded bodyNo tailSharp front teethFeet are slightly webbedFour toes on frontThree toes on back
  4. 4. Location in worldCapybaras are located in south America and alsopanama.Capybaras are found in dense forests near watersources such as streams, rivers, ponds, swampsand lakes.
  5. 5. Life cycleAbout 18 months old capybara herd it is only the dominant malethat has the breeding rights to the year round females. and although it can occur all depending on the conditions thebreeding season is usually in April and May. after pregnancy period that lasts around five months the femalecapybara gives birth to between 1 and 8 pups on land capybarayoung are very well developed at birth. and not only have all their fur and can see but are also able torun swim and dive within hours of birth the female rejoins themain group within hours with her newborn babies
  6. 6. What does it eatCapybaras are herbivores they eat leaves andfruit and also plants from the bottom of riversand lakes? Capybaras are strictly vegetarian
  7. 7. PredatorsTheir predators are jaguars, caimans, and snakeslike anacondas which usually eat small capybaras
  8. 8. How does it contribute to the diversity of lifeCapybara play a number of important roles intheir ecosystem.In many parts of their range they are the onlylarge grazing species so they have a huge impacton the vegetation of the areaThey also serve as a prey animal for many largecarnivores many birds eat the insects found incapybara fur and insects
  9. 9. How do humans continue to impact the natural environment of the capybaraThey are often killed in certain areas for theirmeat and skin which has led to populationdeclines in these regionsThe capybara has also been affected by humanactivity in their native regions in generalincluding both growing human settlementsLand clearance for agriculture it is in these areasthat when there is not an adequate supply offood available
  10. 10. What can be done to help this species continue to surviveDon’t pollute in capybara water and do notpollute in there forest or it will kill them
  11. 11. Interesting factsThe capybara is the worlds largest rodentThree toes on the backFour on the front
  12. 12. Final slideRainforest animals www.rainforestanimals.netWikipedia www.Wikipedia.comSmithsonian animals (David buhie and don eWilson)Animals of the world (tom Jackson)
  13. 13. The end
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