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  • n. Plural form of vizcacha.


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  • Other mammals in the area are the vizcachas (Lagostomus maximus), the cuis pampeano (Cavia aperea), the nutria (Myocastur coypus), and the opossum (Didelphis albiventris).

    Semi-arid Pampas

  • On the other hand, vizcachas are currently considered pests because they take grazing from cattle and sheep and because they build large burrows that undermine the land.

    15 Agouti

  • Male vizcachas become sexually mature at about seven months of age and remain fertile throughout the year.

    15 Agouti

  • Because of the potential hazard to new areas, vizcachas can be used only in the pampas regions of southern South America where they are already widespread.

    15 Agouti

  • In zoos, vizcachas are fed the typical diets furnished for vegetarian rodents: rolled oats, green vegetables, bananas, apples, and bread.

    15 Agouti

  • In improverished marginal sites, where other livestock enterprises are unsuitable, the potential exists for game-ranching vizcachas.

    15 Agouti

  • As noted, ranchers claim that they take grazing away from domestic animals, 10 vizcachas eating as much as a sheep.

    15 Agouti

  • In addition, they claim, vizcachas destroy pasture with their acidic urine.

    15 Agouti

  • Although basically running animals, vizcachas often jump bipedally (like kangaroos), and they sit erect while eating or grooming.

    15 Agouti

  • The magnificent little animals known to scientists as vizcachas, and whose homes are on the pampas of South America, are the most skilled builders of underground cities in the animal world.

    The Human Side of Animals


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