When many people first see this animal, they will be curious about its appearance: is it a beaver without tail, or a wild boar with strange appearance? It’s actually the capybara, the largest rodent in the world. In recent years, capybara is loved by people for its simple appearance and docile character. Many people keep it as a pet.
From the name “capybara”, it is not difficult to see that this animal is closely related to water. In South America, the birthplace of the finless porpoise, the vast rivers, lakes and wetlands not only provide rich food for the finless porpoise, but also create a safe haven for them. Capybara often forage on the shore. Once in danger, they will instinctively escape to the water, relying on their superb swimming skills to avoid predators.
Capybara like swimming very much. In fact, they like to do anything in the water. Such as foraging, excretion, courtship, mating, and even sleeping in the water. That’s why the capybara is called the hippopotamus. Capybara depends on water, and many physiological characteristics are evolved to adapt to life in water.