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Venezuela is home
to the world’s largest rodent.

The Capybara, also known as Chigüire, is the largest rodent of the world and native to the Venezuelan savannas. Capybaras are friendly herbivore animals that graze mainly on grasses, fruit, and tree bark. They are excellent swimmers and can remain underwater for up to five minutes and uses this ability to escape f rom predators. These animals are frequently hunted for their meat and pelts, being the Pisillo de Chigüire one o f Venezuela’s traditional dishes, served especially during Easter celebrations.

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