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Patagonian mara

Scientific name : Dolichotis patagonum

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Description

The Patagonian mara is a relatively large rodent in the mara genus. It is also known as the Patagonian cavy, Patagonian hare or dillaby. Thisherbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. Being monogamous, pairs of maras stay together for life with replacement of partners only occurring after its death.It is monogamous, but often breeds in warrens that are shared by several pairs.

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Habitat

Found in large parts of Patagonia in  Argentina and Paraguay.

 

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Diet

Plants, Grass and Fruit

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Weight

9 - 16 Kilograms

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Height

69 - 75 Centimetres

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