A capybara is a mammal
That looks like a guinea pig
Has been cross-bred with a hippo
But the capy's not that big!
Capybaras live in groups
Of families alongside a river
They eat fruits and plants and grasses
Have coarse hair so they don't shiver.
Of the order rodentia
Like the mouse, chinchilla, rat
Capybara is the largest
About 100 pounds at that!
Remains submerged for 5 long minutes
"Water-pig" its name once meant
Because it's semi-aquatic
Catholics may eat them for Lent!