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25 Interesting Facts About Capybaras

Capybaras are large brownish rodents native to South America. These semiaquatic mammals have short legs, small ears, short hairs, and negligible tails. Their closest relatives are rock cavies and guinea pigs. There are two species in the genus Hydrochoerus : capybaras and lesser capybaras. Capybaras are also called greater capybaras to distinguish them from their smaller cousins. Capybaras are present in almost all parts of South America (except Chile), from Venezuela to Argentina in the Amazon River Basin. The location of lesser capybara is limited from Panama in Central America to the northern part of Venezuela. Capybaras are the largest living rodents . They can reach a head and body length of 1.3 m (4 ft. 4 inches) and weigh up to 79 kg (174 lb.). ( Source ) The most prominent difference between greater and lesser capybaras is their size. Lesser capybaras are significantly smaller than capybaras. They can grow up to 1 meter (3 inches) and weigh around 28 kg (62 pounds). Accord

20+ Interesting Facts About Monaco

Monaco is a microstate in Europe. It has a land border with France from three sides and a small coastline with the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco is one of the only three remaining sovereign principalities in the world. The other two are Andorra and Liechtenstein. The prince is the head of this constitutional monarchy in Europe . The foundation of Monaco took place in the 6 th century BC as a Greek colony. It derives its name from two Greek words: monos (single) and oikos (house). The Grimaldi family took control of Monaco in 1297 from Genoa. During their rule, they received protection from France, Spain (1524-1641), and Sardinia (1815-1861). The French Revolutionary regime annexed Monaco in 1793. The Grimaldi regained the sovereignty of Monaco in 1814 after the fall of Napoleon I. Menton and Roquebrune remained part of Monaco for centuries. However, the principality lost control of these neighboring towns in 1848 and later ceded them to France under the terms of a treaty in 1861. M

30+ Interesting Facts About Tasmanian Devils

The Tasmanian devil is a carnivorous marsupial limited to Tasmania . They are present in all parts of Tasmania, including the outskirts of urban areas. However, their favorite habitats are coastal woodlands and Australian bushland. The Tasmanian devil is the largest living marsupial carnivore . Males are larger than females, having a length and mass of 78 cm (30 in) and 12 kg (26 lb.). They use their strong jaws and long teeth to eat all parts of their varied prey: small mammals, birds , insects , and reptiles. ( Source ) The Tasmanian devil has the  strongest bite  among carnivorous mammals. Its bite force quotient (BFQ) is 181, which is far more than the BFQ of famous carnivores, such as  tigers  (127), lions (112), and Himalayan black bears (44). ( Source ) Adult male devils have large and  powerful heads and necks , contributing nearly a quarter of their weight. It assists in achieving a powerful bite and grip. Unlike most other  animals  with baby and adult teeth, Tasmanian devils