Sea pig

Patagonian Mara

A social sprinter

The Patagonian mara is a large rodent that lives in the open and semi-open habitats of Argentina. Mares are monogamous and often breed in communal burrows shared by several pairs.
They are rabbit-like with long ears and long limbs, and their hind legs are longer and more muscular than their front legs.

Characteristics

Order:
Rodentia

Family:
Caviidae

Scientific name:
Dolichotis patagonum

Habitat:
Forest, shrubland, grassland

Origin:
Argentina

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
about 14 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Porpoise

A small rodent with a social nature

Guinea pigs are native to the Andes in South America and do not exist in the wild. Today, they are popular as pets because of their social and peaceful nature.

Characteristics

Order:
Rodentia

Family:
Caviidae

Scientific name:
Cavia porcellus

Origin:
South America

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
4-8 years

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