The capybara is the world's largest living rodent, native to South America. It lives mainly in savannas and dense forests, exclusively near large bodies of water.
The capybara likes to live in very large groups, which can number up to 100 individuals, although the most common ones are about 10 or 20 individuals. Adult individuals can reach a length of 106 to 134 centimeters and a height of 50 to 62 centimeters. The average weight ranges from 35 to 55 kilograms. Females tend to be slightly heavier than males.
Capybaras are excellent swimmers and can stay underwater for up to five minutes. They are also able to sleep almost completely submerged, allowing only the nose, ears and eyes to emerge.
Cats are affectionate and fun animals, but sometimes they can get a little too aggressive.
One of the most common behaviors is biting, which can be perceived as a signal of affection but can also cause discomfort and pain.
In this photo gallery, we will look at how to manage biting cat behavior and find solutions to make it stop.
We will also learn how to establish a trusting relationship with our feline friend through socialization exercises and play. With a good dose of patience and care, we can alleviate the problem and establish an excellent relationship with our furry friend. (Source: pawcbd.com)
Humans love cats, but understanding whether our feline also loves us is not always easy.
Fortunately, science has managed to discover several signs that indicate when a cat is happy and feels closeness with its owner.
In this photo gallery, we will explore the ways in which the cat communicates its feelings and discover how science helps us to better understand our beloved pet. We will discover how body language and tail movements are just some of the cat's expressions of affection, and how understanding these signals can greatly improve our relationship with our four-legged friend.
Have you thought about adopting a furry four-legged friend as a family member, but the fear of the inevitable tufts of hair stops you?
This concern is completely normal: more and more people choose a dog that does not lose hair and therefore do not have to face the problem of hair on clothes or at home. In the case of allergic people in the family, this choice of dog is even more important.
For this reason we have prepared a list of 8 popular dog breeds that do not lose their hair. By rating one of these breeds you can enjoy the new family member without worrying about giving up clean clothes and floors. Browse the gallery to discover them!
The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc. (CFA) is an association founded in 1906 and is the world's largest feline registry for purebred cats.
The Cat Fanciers' Association also organises feline shows and exhibitions: basically, beauty contests where you can admire beautiful cats from all over the world.
Furthermore, every year, based on its records, the CFA publishes a ranking of the 10 most popular breeds in the world: here is the latest update, published in 2023.
When you decide to welcome an animal into your home, it is always good to inform yourself before taking this step.
Every animal has its own requirements, needs and peculiarities. Knowing this in advance means allowing the animal to live well, thus avoiding endangering its health and survival, albeit often unconsciously.
Not even the pond slider escapes this logic. It is an animal that needs a special habitat and requires attention, including the most appropriate food.
The strength of an animal is not only measured by how mighty it is or by its muscles: another fundamental factor is the power and pressure of its bite.
It is not only the teeth or jaws that determine the power of a bite, but also the closing jerk. To make the bite estimate, scholars used the occluder, and then carried out simulations, certainly safer, on the computer, based on studies and knowledge of the physical structures of the animals taken into consideration.
Here is an estimate of the most powerful bites in nature: the force is calculated in psi, i.e. the pressure that occurs when an area of 1 square inch is subjected to 1 pound of force.
One of the most fascinating curiosities about animals concerns the following question: are there species that can survive in space?
Apparently, the question is answered in the affirmative. This species does exist and it would be the tardigrades. Very special animals of their kind, with such unique characteristics that they are, at least as far as we know so far, the only species that can survive the extreme conditions in space.
Tardigrades are in fact very hardy and are able to withstand very harsh environments with extreme temperatures.
Many of us have experienced the pleasure of receiving affectionate licks from our four-legged friends, but it is important to know that this gesture is not always a sign of love and gentleness.
Today we will explore different scenarios in which dog licking behaviour could have different meanings. Whether it is to show affection, or to express a situation of discomfort, there are many different motivations behind this gesture. Dogs communicate with us through their body language, and their licking can be a valuable indicator of their mood and intentions.
We will learn how to correctly interpret the language of dog licking and understand when it might be appropriate to intervene or respond accordingly.