Capybara Dies at Calgary Zoo

The lonely male capybara at Calgary zoo

The lonely male capybara at Calgary zoo

Well, I hate to have to report this, especially after how excited I was for all you Calgarians when you got your capybara pair. I am always excited when some of my kind have the opportunity to teach more humans about us wonderful capybaras. But after just six months, things went horribly wrong for poor little Adali, right as she was reaching adulthood. She was crushed by a hydraulic gate! I can’t even say that without eeping. What a horrible fate for my poor cousin.

The zoo has said that the “accident” was a result of human error. But the person who killed Adali got only a two day suspension. How is that justice? The only good thing is he or she won’t be allowed to work with animals again.

Here are a couple of links to articles about this:

Calgary Zoo Gets Capybara Pair

Big news for you Calgarians (or whatever you are called). You now have a pair of capybaras named Adali and Pakhi. Here’s the article. I’d love to have photos to post on my blog so if you go be sure to take your camera.

Capybara Celebration in Edmonton

Wow! Who knew that we capybaras have our own celebration, not that we don’t deserve it. I just found this article that the Valley Zoo is having this wonderful festival TODAY! Hope some of you go see it and send me photos. Anyone up for a guest blog?

Here’s the link: Capybara Carnival: A celebration of South American animals.