Currently the Capybara has many distinct characteristics which are fit for its environment such as its webbed paws, eye and snout position that helps it see while breathing while underwater, it can also sleep underwater keeping its snout above the water. Another helpful characteristic about the Capybara is they can press their ears flat against their head to avoid water getting in. Most of the Capybaras live near the water and due to global warming most of their habitat will be flooded causing the Capybara to live underwater. Two characteristics that can help it adapt to living underwater are a vertical tail and a blow hole. These new characteristics will be helpful when adapting to the new environment. A long tail will help it to escape its predators by swimming very fast underwater by propelling itself and the blow hole will help with staying underwater longer to avoid their predators.
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