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Origin: Argentina Scientific Name: Dolichotis patagonum
The Patagonian cavy is also known as the Patagonian mara or the Patagonian hare. They are often said to look like a cross between a rabbit and a deer.
Their feet are distinctive in shape as well, with a rounded and compact shape that makes them appear to be hoof-like at first glance.  
They most commonly travel in pairs and often mate for life. 
The male Patagonian cavy is particularly protective of his partner and exhibits the unique behavior of marking her and the area around her with his urine.
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