The Capybara is the largest rodentin the world, weighing up to 90kg (14 stone). Highly social, they are often seen in groups of up to 100.
They are semi-aquatic and so love wading around in our Watercress Beds. In the wild they live by muddy rivers and ponds, using them as a source of food as well as hiding from predators. They can stay under water for five minutes.
Capybara will typically breed twice a year, giving birth to between 1-8 young each time.