Companionable Capybaras


Native to most of South America, the capybara is the largest rodent on Earth, and can grow to be two feet tall (61 cm), and weigh as much as 175 pounds (79 kg). Capybaras are social animals by nature, and they have gained a level of fame worldwide for their seeming ability to make individuals from other species feel at ease in their presence. Collected here, images of capybaras young and old, in the wilds of South America, in safari parks in Europe, hot springs in Japan, and elsewhere, often pictured with a companion or two.

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