7 Strange Animals Bred for Business Purposes


A collection of strange animals that were bred for commerce, including the Giant Guinea Pig:

Peruvians eat about 65 million guinea pigs per year.

With meat in mind, scientists in Peru set out to supersize the cuy. 34 years after they came up with the idea, scientists introduced a giant cuy weighing about 2.2 lbs, twice the usual size. The guinea pigs were especially prized for export, allowing Peruvians living abroad to get a (big) taste of home.


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What? A Capybara doesn't taste good? They're about the size of a dog!

See "Eating Guinea Pigs in the Name of Science" at SFGate.com

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