5 Interesting Facts About Santa Catarina’s Guinea Pigs

Santa Catarina's Guinea Pig

Here is a Santa Catarinas guinea pig enjoying the view of his island

Today is Christmas Day, so I am writing about a cool species of mammal with a Christmas sounding name, Santa Catarina’s guinea pig.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These cute little guys range in size from 20-40 cm long.
  2. Santa Catarina’s guinea pigs live in small groups.  They spend their days feeding on grass and their nights in small burrows.
  3. The babies are quite large when they are born and they can start having babies when they are only a couple of months old.
  4. The only natural predator where they live are raptors.
  5. Santa Catarina’s guinea pigs are on found on the tiny island of Moleques Island do Sul, which is off the coast of Brazil.  They are critically endangered due to the small size of their island which only has an area of 10 hectares and there are possibly only about 40-60 left in the wild, which is very sad.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Santa Catarina’s guinea pigs?

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