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Its name is misleading. The Patagonian Mara is sometimes called the Patagonian Hare, although it is actually a rodent and belongs to the same species as the guinea pig.
A shy animal (but with highly developed senses), it has powerful limbs: its hind legs are long and end in hoof-like paws ideal for jumping and running, while its front legs have claws that allow it to dig into the ground.
It lives in the vast steppes of the far south of the American continent.
It builds its burrows where it breeds with its lifelong mate (it is monogamous), although it does not spend all its time in the burrow. It likes to sunbathe and can spend long periods of time napping in the sun. Despite this sunbathing, it is an animal that survives without drinking; its metabolism recycles water countless times.
Male and female usually travel together to look for roots and shrubs, their main food. In the burrows, the young of up to twenty different pairs may be gathered together.
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