Mara on the Pampa
The young are quite well developed at birth, and they remain with the rest of the group in a burrow. During the first weeks of life, a young mara drinks only milk, but quite soon it starts to graze and gnaw with the older animals. Since a birth in mid-May, the mara group on the Pampa in Artis numbers 11 animals. The other animals on the Pampa are quite interested in the small mara. The mature maras, the vicunas and the llamas keep a close eye on the little one. And the older the young mara gets, the more it goes exploring outside the burrow and in the enclosure.