Did you know?
Patagonian cavies are the second largest rodent, after the capybara!
March 2022: Vincent & Rocco Clement; David Bertges; Dammeyer/ Newport Family
June 2022: David & Kathleen Lastowski
Lowland habitats, including forest and creosote bush flats in Argentina
2 ½ feet long, 2 feet tall
up to 35 pounds
grasses, herbs and plants
1-3 young after a 3 month gestation period
Habitat loss, food, competition and hunting for their fur