Capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) are the world's largest rodent (up to ~145 lbs, i.e., 66 kg) and a favourite meal of the jaguars of the Pantanal. They are semi-aquatic and vegetarian, with four semi-webbed toes on the front feet and three on the back feet. Their ears, eyes and noses are
near the top of their heads to help with swimming. They are social animals that live in groups of ~5-12 individuals in the Pantanal, but elsewhere in South America they can be seen in much larger groups. This sun bathing beauty is a female; the males have a prominent dark scent gland, called a morillo, on the tops of their noses.