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Animal report romero


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Animal report romero

  1. 1. CAPYBARAS Antonio Romero
  2. 2. Table of Contents
  3. 3. Habitat  South America, Argentine, Venezuela, Peru, Amazon  Lots of water where they live  Habitat is 24 to 49 acres  Hot where they live  Uses their habitat for danger  Live in farms because their habitat is being destroyed  Flooded grass lands
  4. 4. Food and Water  Herbivores  Plants from water  Eats six to eight pounds  Don’t eat in the same place  Eat grains, melons, and squashes  Chew tough bark to keep their teeth from becoming too long  Eat their droppings  Need special bacteria to make plants nutritious  Hard to digest grass  Choose food carefully
  5. 5. Daily Behaviors  Active at Night  They search food when in cool day  Plunges into the water at any sign of danger  Foxes, vultures, jaguars, caimans are predators  Humans are also predators  Rest in water  Use water to hide  Young in the middle when in danger  Water protects their skin  Both feed their young  Only have babies in dry season  Too hot for capybaras to stay active in the day  Are peaceful and social  Males have great senses  They mate before the rain
  6. 6. Family Structure  Male is the leader  Male and females look alike  Can be up to 100 capybaras in the herd  Enjoy being in groups  There is only one male in a small family  Females can have 6 to 1 babies  In dry season a group might gather with other groups to form a herd  Baby capybaras can be up to two pounds  Often chooses her mate
  7. 7. Interesting Facts  Born alive  Worlds largest rodent  Web feet  Weigh up to 60 to 100 pounds  Capybaras can gallop as fast as a horse  They only mate with one male  Eat hay  They have 3 toes in back and 4 in the front
  8. 8. Bibliography Format C. Richard , Taylor the World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book,2008.