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- Capybara raised in managed care have higher survival rates than those in wild
- Females in managaed care reach sexual maturity later than in wild (26 vs. 18 months)
- Capybaras bred in many zoos; also commercially bred in South America for meat and skins
- Behavior changes in managed care at high density
- Some populations managed in natural areas
Young Capybara with Mom
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Capybaras at the San Diego Zoo
Nogueira et al (1999)
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