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Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
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Everyone's favorite rodent, the Capybara! internal link I have wanted to see one in the wild since I was 10 years old and first read about them in a library book. external link

I saw a large family group of about 5 adults and many young ones. Looking like guinea pigs on steroids they still managed to be adorable.


Jungle Expeditions Camp, Marañon River, Peru   •  (Photo posted Sunday 29 November, 2009)   •  (Photo taken 01:07:27 Wednesday 8 April, 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
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Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
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Another capybara from the same family group as yesterday's posting.internal link The staff from the Camp put out piles of leaves near the shore of a lake on their property. This tempted the capybaras to come close enough to be seen from the little boats we were in.internal link


Jungle Expeditions Camp, Marañon River, Peru   •  (Photo posted Monday 30 November, 2009)   •  (Photo taken 01:06:17 Wednesday 8 April, 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
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Catching the afternoon sun, the master of the grasses rests in its domain. external link


Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Saturday 11 December, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 15:13:46 Friday 8 October, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Barbara_Zoo
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This Capybara needs a good brushing.


Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Sunday 12 December, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:33:31 Friday 8 October, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Barbara_Zoo
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A capybara peeking coyly from behind its giant palm frond.


Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Monday 13 December, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:33:31 Friday 8 October, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Barbara_Zoo
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A sleepy capybara dozed in the sun.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 21 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:15:38 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Diego_Zoo
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