Seek out one of the most unusual-looking rodents in the world, the Patagonian Mara!
Patagonian Mara have long ears resembling a hare and a body resembling that of a small deer. Well-adapted to running, they have very powerful hind limbs, you will often see them hopping and racing around the scrublands of South America.
Mara are the world’s fourth largest rodent and can sprint up to almost 40 kph!
Mara are strictly monogamous and mate for life, typically having 1-3 offspring a year. Mara babies are very well developed when they are born usually grazing within the first 24 hours of their life.