Project Description

Patagonian Cavy

Dolichotis patagonum

Animal Class: Mammals

Length: 69-75 cm

Weight: 9-16 kg

Diet: A variety of vegetation, usually feeding in grass or shrubland during the day.

Habitat: Lowland areas of coarse grassland or open scrub desert.

Patagonian maras may look more like giant rabbits or small deer, but they are rodents. They live on the plains and scrubland of Argentina. Males and females form long-term pair bonds, but the young form creches.