Capybara

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Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Caviidae
Binomial Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Wikipedia Capybara
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The Zoo currently has two sibling Capybaras:

  • Gabriela, F, (2011)
  • Rodrigo, M, (2011)

They share a habitat with the Black Howler Monkeys in Tropical Discovery. The Capybaras swim in the pond in the habitat. Occasionally the female Monkeys will cuddle and pet the Capybaras. Gabriela is redder than her brother, the bare triangle on his nose is slightly more defined.