NEOTROPICAL Tropical Freshwater
mammals

The mammals of the tropical freshwater flooded grasslands and wetlands of South and Central America...

Order Rodentia

Family Caviidae

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, 'Capybara', 'Capivara' (Brazil), Chig├╝ire (Colombia), (Hotel Pantanal Mato Grosso, Brazil). The world's largest rodents. Found wherever there is freshwater over much of tropical South America.


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.