The capybara has a heavy, barrel-shaped body and short head, with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of its body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. Its sweat glands can be found in the surface of the hairy portions of its skin, an unusual trait among rodents.
Size – 4.6ft long and up to 2 ft height
Weight – 77 – 143 pounds
Lifespan – Up to 7 years