(Patagonian) Mara Dolichotis patagonum

Mara running
Mara
The Mara of the plains of central/southern Argentina looks a little like a cross between a Rabbit and a Great Dane, with Deer or Kangaroo added, but is in fact a rodent related to the Guinea Pig. It is sometimes called the Patagonian Mara to distinguish it from the similar Chacoan Mara of Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina.
Mara
Mara
Male and female have similar appearance, with grey fur on the back and sides, white underside bordered with pinky brown, brown cheeks and chest. Between rump and thigh is a white stripe separating the grey rump from the brown top thigh and connecting with white belly.
Mara
Mara
Mara
Maras live in family groups and are monogamous.
Mara
Mara huddle The huddle on a cold morning.
Mara
Mara summer coat
Summer coat
Mara winter coat
Mara
Thicker, winter coat
Mara with young
Mara with young
Mara burrow with young
Maras mate for life and young are raised in a communal "creche" burrow, shown above right with young emerging.