Photo of Capybara

SCIENTIFIC NAME Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris

RANGE Forests, wetlands and savannah across many parts of South America; they always live near bodies of water.

LOCATION IN THE ZOO South America’s Pantanal

COOL ANIMAL FACT Though quite agile on land, capybaras are equally at home in the water; they are excellent swimmers.


South America's Pantanal