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Urist likes capybaras for their resonant barking.

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Capybara - Capybara man - Giant capybara


· Amphibious

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 100

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 4,500 cm3
Mid: 22,500 cm3
Max: 45,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-12
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier ×2)

Food items

Meat 11
Fat 11
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 11
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent. It lives in large herds and barks when alarmed.

Capybaras are amphibious creatures who can be found in wetlands, appearing in groups of anywhere between 5-10 individuals. Smaller than dwarves, they aren't entirely benign but will rarely pose a threat to civilians, preferring to avoid confrontation if possible (however they will attack pet dogs and the like, and even can gain a name from their kills out in your pastures). They hold the distinction of being one of the few creatures who emit noises in adventurer mode (alongside the kakapo), with the game describing their whistling, barks, clicks, grunts and purrs as you approach them. A newborn capybara is called a pup.

Capybaras can be captured in cage traps and tamed into pets. Given their large cluster numbers, capturing a large number of them is relatively easy, and they provide a good amount of returns when butchered, making them acceptable targets for a meat industry. Note that tamed capybaras are grazers, and therefore require a pasture to survive. Products made from capybara parts are worth twice more than those made out of common domestic animals.

Some dwarves like capybaras for their enormous rodentness, their graceful swimming, or their resonant barking.

Admired for its enormous rodentness