Patagonian Cavy
American Black Bear


The Patagonian cavy is a relatively large rodent in the mara genus. It is also known as the Patagonian mara, Patagonian hare, or dillaby.

Fun Facts

The Patagonian cavy’s hind legs are longer and stronger than its front legs. They have hoof-like feet. Many relate cavy to kangaroos or jackrabbit instead of rodents.

Conservation Status

Near Threatened

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $400.

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