Coypu (Myocastor coypus)
- The coypu is a large species of rodent.
- Female coypu's give birth to an average of about 5 young, 2 to 3 times a year.
- Primarily herbivorous, coypu’s mainly eat aquatic vegetation but are known to eat shellfish in certain habitats.
- Originally from South America, the coypu has been introduced to many places around the world including North America, Asia, and Europe.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (October, 2009)