Protected by the following WLT projects:
- Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil
- The Ecuador Rainforests
- Biodiversity of Sierra Gorda, Mexico
- Chaco/Pantanal project, Paraguay
- Beni Savanna, Bolivia
The Capybara is the world's largest rodent, with adults reaching a length of 130 cm (4.3 ft), and weighing up to 65 kg. Capybaras can be found across Central and South America, where they spend their lives in forested areas - or in the water: capybaras are excellent swimmers. They can stay submerged for up to five minutes, which helps them evade predators, and can even sleep underwater, with the nose kept at the water surface.