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When I saw this animal I thought it was a hare. Besides hare, mara and habbits are from the same Order (Rodentia) the mara are from a different family the Caviidae. Mara are closer kinship with the capybaras.

The Patagonian mara, Dolichotis patagonum, is a relatively large rodent in the mara genus (Dolichotis). It is also known as the Patagonian cavy, Patagonian hare or dillaby. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. It is monogamous, but often breeds in warrens that are shared by several pairs.

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