Not that these animals are very often kept as pets, but I couldn’t resist this video.
God seems to enjoy improvising on a basic theme, like a jazz musician. These South America maras–members of the cavy family, which includes guinea pigs–have long legs and bunny-ears. But they’re not rabbits; they’re rodents. They live in semiarid grasslands in Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia and grow up to weigh from 20 to 35 pounds. We don’t have rodents that big in North America. But South America also has the capybara, the world’s biggest rodent–even bigger than the mara.