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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ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-11 6:57
I remember these little guys from the Buenos Aires zoo, where they are allowed to roam freely; I too thought they were large rabbits at first glance, but clearly that's not right! This a beautiful portrait of a mara, deep in thought it seems - good DOF and nice bright colors. Thanks!
dekanski (4487) 2014-03-11 11:09
Thanks for sharing - very nice!
adores (42217) 2014-04-11 12:02
Pelo thumbnail achei algo semelhante à capivara. Bem captada, bem focada e com uma boa pose. Acho estes animais bem engraçados.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13634)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Winter in Argentina
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-11 6:32