Patagonian Mara

Taxonomic name: Dolichotis patagonum

Type: Mammal

Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN)

Wild Range: Grasslands, forests, and shrublands of Argentina

Diet: Herbivorous: diet consists of green vegetation, seeds, nuts, and fruit

Longevity in the Wild: Little is known about lifespan in the wild, but have lived up to 14 years in human care.

Size: Body length: 69–75 cm, Tail: 4–5 cm

Weight: 8 – 16 kg

The Patagonian mara is one of the largest rodents in the world! They resemble rabbits but are more closely related to Guinea pigs and Capybaras.

The Zoo's Patagonia maras are located at Toucan Ridge in the Zoo.