My pal Marty’s new pet. Bucky is a Patagonian mara, “also known as
The mara is another large rodent from the same family as the guinea pig, although they resemble a rabbit or a small deer, with long limbs and hoof-like feet. They are native to Argentina and inhabit area of grasslands or areas with a high density of shrub cover, living in communal dens where the pups of up to 20 pairs are raised.
“Patagonia Mara.” (n.d.). 5 Intriguing Animals in Argentina and Where to Find Them. Australia and Patagonia. Retrieved from https://blogpatagonia.australis.com/animals-in-argentina/ on May 2019.