Maras eat all types of plants but prefer grassy plants.
Habitat destruction, competition with invasive species
Maras live in permanent couples. Many couples may gather in areas with lots of vegetation.
Despite its resemblance to the rabbit, the mara is a relative of the Guinea pig and the capybara, part of the Rodents order.
At the zoo, research has been conducted on the interesting behavior of the mara, such as raising the offspring of several couples together in the same burrow. Each couple cares for its offspring and identifies them by unique smell and sounds.