Capybara Male Skull Replica


Though quite agile on land, Capybaras are equally at home in the water. They are excellent swimmers, and can remain completely submerged for up to five minutes, an ability they use to evade predators. Capybaras can sleep in water, keeping only their noses out.


Capybara Male Skull Replica measures 8.5×4.75×4.75 inches. Capybara Male Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Capybara or Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris is a mammal native to South America. It is the largest living rodent in the world. Also called chigüire, chigüiro and carpincho.

The Capybara or Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris are the largest of rodents, weighing from 35 to 66 kg and standing up to 0.6 meters at the shoulder, with a length of about 1.2 meters. Females of this species are slightly larger than males.

Their fur is coarse and thin, and is reddish brown over most of the body, turning yellowish brown on the belly and sometimes black on the face.

The body is barrel-shaped, sturdy, and tailless. The front legs are slightly shorter than the hind legs, and the feet are partially webbed. This, in addition to the location of the eyes, ears, and nostrils on top of the head, make Capybara or Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris well-suited to semi-aquatic life.

Capybara or Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris are herbivores, grazing mainly on grasses and aquatic plants, as well as fruit and tree bark. They are very selective feeders and feed on the leaves of one species.

They eat a greater variety of plants during the dry season. While they eat grass during the wet season, they have to switch to more abundant reeds during the dry season.

The Capybara or Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris jaw hinge is not perpendicular, so they chew food by grinding back-and-forth rather than side-to-side.

Capybaras are autocoprophagous, meaning they eat their own feces as a source of bacterial gut flora, to help digest the cellulose in the grass that forms their normal diet, and to extract the maximum protein and vitamins from their food.

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris also regurgitate food to masticate similar to cud-chewing by cattle. The front teeth of capybaras grow continually to compensate for the constant wear from eating grasses.

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Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 4.75 × 4.75 in
Capybara Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Caviidae
Genus: Hydrochoerus
Species: H. hydrochaeris
Binomial name: Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Conservation status: Least concern – A least concern species is a species that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as evaluated as not being a focus of species conservation.