Rock cavy

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Rock cavy

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Caviidae
Subfamily : Caviinae
Species : Kerodon rupestris


Keywords: tail , brown

Which zoos have them?
Artis (Netherlands) and Smithsonian National Zoological Park (United States)

The Rock cavy is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Rock cavy

Adult weight : 0.95 kg (2.09 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 13 years

Female maturity :151 days

Gestation : 75 days

Weaning : 35 days

Litter size : 2

Weight at birth : 0.076 kg (0.1672 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 2 W

Body mass : 0.801 kg (1.7622 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the rock cavy

The mocó (kerodon rupestris) is also a small native rodent – the rock cavy – which is close to extinction and which Tamanduá Farm now raises in captivity with the objective of repopulating, with the authorization of the IBAMA (Brazilian Institute for the (Full text)

The female rock cavy is believed to produce two litters a year, each consisting of 1 or 2 young. (Full text)

The Rock Cavy is found in North-Eastern Brazil, but is close to extinction in the wild.

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