Lifespan, longevity, and ageing
Maximum longevity: 15.1 years (captivity) Observations: The biggest rodent, the capybara is relatively short-lived for its body size. One study in the wild reported a high juvenile mortality, particularly in the first year of life, resulting in a life expectancy at birth of shortly over one year. The oldest females found in the same study were 6 years of age and the oldest males were 7 years of age (Jose Moreira 1995). Other estimates and anecdotal reports suggest these animals may live up to 10 years in the wild (Ronald Nowak 1999). One captive specimen lived for 15.1 years (Richard Weigl 2005).
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