Where in the world?

Rivers, ponds, streams and lakes of northern South America.


Animal Facts:

Capybaras are the world’s largest rodent, weighing up to 165 pounds. Males and females look alike and they live 8 to 10 years in the wild.

They are most active during dawn and dusk, and eat grasses, aquatic plants and fruits.

Capybaras have 4-5 pups per litter. The young will ride on females’ backs while in the water and will begin grazing within a week of birth. They live in groups, with a dominant male, several females, subordinate males, and young.

Did you know?

Capybara’s eyes, nostrils, and ears are found on the tops of their heads, so the majority of their bodies can remain below the water surface. This allows capybaras to learn about their surroundings while remaining hidden underwater. They can also hold their breath for up to 5 minutes underwater – a useful skill for reaching food or avoiding predators.


  1. Ron Sloyer

    Do you have a tee shirt or cap available for purchase with Seaquest and a Capybara on it for an adult?

  2. Debra a wenzel

    When I visit the park, can I interact with the Capybara and how long?

  3. Lisa

    I would also like to know if we are allowed to interact with the Capybara and also the sloth.


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Posted on

November 13, 2018