Meet capybara - the most friendly and peaceful animal species ever!

Meet capybara - the most friendly and peaceful animal species ever!

Capybara is the biggest rodent on the planet. But this isn’t the only remarkable thing about it. Capybara seems to be able to make friends with any animal in the world. Sounds impossible? Then check it for yourself!


This rodent is really big: it can weigh from 27 to 67 kg! It looks like a large, massive dog but actually is a cousin of guinea pigs or rats.

These extremely friendly animals are native to South America. In the wild, they inhabit banks of rivers and lakes because they just adore being in the water. They may do absolutely everything there– eat, breed and even sleep with their nose peeping out of the water. No wonder, that its scientific name Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris is translated from Greek as “Water Pig”.

Capybaras are herbivores, feeding mainly on grass and aquatic plants as well as fruit and tree bark. Like its relative the guinea pig, the capybara does not have the capacity to synthesize vitamin C. That’s why in captivity the animals should be supplemented with this vitamin otherwise it may lead to a dangerous disease.

In captivity, capybaras live 8-10 years on average, whereas in the wild their life span is less than 4 years since they are a prey of many predators such as jaguar, puma, ocelot, eagle, caiman and anaconda.

Capybaras are social animals. They always need to be in a company of others. Their character is really calm, peaceful and friendly. That is why they can be on good terms with almost all creatures!


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47 Comments
Bruce Hunt
Bruce Hunt
That's funny. I saw on TV a Lady who was attacked and almost killed. By One in. central. America !
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Apr 23, 2016 11:39AM
Jose Aguilar
Jose Aguilar
I want a capybara and an oompa loompa, NOW!! Varuka
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Apr 23, 2016 9:01PM
Gayle Temple
Gayle Temple
Rather have a tribble.
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Apr 23, 2016 9:10PM
Marge Burke Sanchez
Marge Burke Sanchez
Adorable!
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Apr 23, 2016 9:10PM
Tom Young
I'll stick with a cat...
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Apr 23, 2016 9:22PM
Mickey Flager
Mickey Flager
Very interesting. All the many things I didn't know about the capybara
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Apr 23, 2016 9:37PM
Kevin Callahan
Kevin Callahan
Ex had a guinea. All it did was eat,crap and squell. This quy looks like pig squared!
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Apr 23, 2016 10:15PM
Daniel Halley
Tribbles are trouble. Silly girl. lol
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Apr 23, 2016 11:10PM
Neja Adams
Nice
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Apr 23, 2016 11:11PM
Danny More
Danny More
Cool.....
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Apr 23, 2016 11:15PM
Margie Lewis
> really enjoyed this!
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Apr 23, 2016 11:31PM
Jun Poli Policarpio
Cute
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Apr 23, 2016 11:37PM
Bryon Grosz
Bryon Grosz
Daniel Halley, Wait, what's the trouble with Tribbles?
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Apr 24, 2016 12:55AM
John Just
Where did u read these facts
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Apr 24, 2016 1:06AM
Nugget Smyth
Nugget Smyth
I WONDER HOW WELL IS THEIR SIGHT !!!
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Apr 24, 2016 1:09AM

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