My Fame Stretches to 30 minutes

Me with Neptune

Me with Neptune

Against all odds, my famosity has extended beyond the run-of-the-mill 15 minute variety. I dare say I have achieved a full 30 minutes! This is great because as Capybara Ambassador it is my job to let people know about us capybaras, including how cute and how smart we are. I am being super successful at that, not that I like to brag. I had a whole bunch of articles written about me this month, too many to put links to all of them so these are just some highlights. The photo of me with Neptune was one of the most popular photos used. I can understand why because we sure look cute together.

The LA Times

Planeta Bizzaro (in Brazil)

The Telegraph (in the UK)

EToday (in Russian!)

PEOPLEPets and

HLN.BE (Belgium)

I did a video segment for KENS5 in San Antonio, Texas

Here’s an article on about me in Czech!

Here is an article about me in Pets Best Newsroom. Question is, why did they use a photo of some other capybara? That is not me.

I even got a dumb reference from the comedian, Dave Barry. Not sure I like those comments.

And wow! Look, here’s an article about me in Thai!

There were more, including one in a newspaper in Hong Kong that I couldn’t get a link to. So you can see that I am Capybara Ambassador Extraordinaire!

I want to thank Linda Lombardi of the Associated Press. She started this whole thing rolling with her article about me. Thanks Linda!

4 comments to My Fame Stretches to 30 minutes

  • Alex

    The article in Russian was pretty unexpected, but really nice. It’s interesting how people react. Many are completely bewildered, asking “Oh my God! What’s that??” Others are eager to explain. And everybody is excited.

  • Teresa Moore

    I LOVE that picture of you with Neptune! I can see why it’s so popular. I also like the one with you sitting on the lap of your human on the couch. They are excellent pictures for an Ambassador!

  • catty

    capybaras are wonderu animals but you should leave interesting fats about capybars in your article. Some interesting factsto go under the picture may be: they eat grases and have no tail and a short snout. Also Capybaras can weigh ove 100 pounds…but it is col how it is.

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