They released the capybara that had been trapped in Bajo Grande | DietDF

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The mammal and other rescued species were released at the mouth of the Plujunta channel, in the Mar Chiquita lagoon.

Thursday, 16 September 2021 hs

The Environmental Police Directorate of the province of Córdoba released this Thursday in the town of Marull a capybara and 60 wild birds.

The release took place in the El Puente spa, more precisely at the mouth of the Plujunta channel, in the Mar Chiquita lagoon.

In the case of the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), it is an adult male, whose peculiarity is that it was rescued in December 2020 at the Bajo Grande Wastewater Treatment Plant (Edar), city of Córdoba, in the vicinity of which it had established its habitat.

This mammal was found by workers of the sewage plant while performing maintenance tasks.

They observed that it was alive in a drain, submerged more than three meters deep, and gave notice to Environmental Patrol.

After being rescued, he was handed over to the provincial Environmental Police, an enforcement authority in the field of wildlife.

The Ministry of the Environment released birds and a capybara rescued from the Bajo Grande plant. (Government Press)

The capybara is the rodent largest and heaviest living creature in the world, from the Cavidae family. It lives in regions of tropical and temperate climates, in areas close to water and wetlands.

In the province of Córdoba it lives in the banks of the Dulce river, Mar Chiquita, the mouth of the Xanaes river and, perhaps, the Suquía river. It feeds on terrestrial grasses and grasses, although its diet also includes aquatic plants. It lives in groups and takes refuge in the vegetation.

The director of the Environmental Police (dependent on the Ministry of Coordination), Adrián Rinaudo, explained that the capybara “had fallen into one of the pools of the Bajo Grande plant and suffered injuries ”(various blows and a cut to the head).

Environmental Police transferred the rodent to the Tatú Carreta ecological reserve (located in Casa Grande), where he was assisted by veterinarians from this animal rehabilitation center and stayed for a time to fully recover.

The rescued capybara weighs around 45 kilos. It measures 90 centimeters long and 45 centimeters high. As he evolved well and was in optimal health, it was decided to release him in Mar Chiquita.

Regarding the birds, the Environmental Police released a total of 60, recovered in different procedures. They are the following: 15 goldfinches, 10 reinamoras, 10 seedbeds, 10 common cardinals, 3 Paraguayans, 3 cinnamon cappuccinos, 3 domino bowties, 3 fire brasitas, 2 mistos and 1 boyerito. They completed the rehabilitation quarantine in the Tatú Carreta reserve.

These are small passerine birds, with colorful song and plumage. They are distributed in the San Justo department area.

The Secretary of the Environment released birds and a capybara rescued from the Bajo Grande plant. (Government Press)

During the liberation of the rodent and of the birds, Rinaudo were present; the mayor of Marull, Gabriel Faletto; and environmental referents who work in the Mar Chiquita area, among others. Also accompanied by the mayors of Balnearia, Miguel Méndez and of Miramar, Adrián Walker.

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