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Lesser Capybaras: Part 2

A capybara statue at the Summit Park Zoo in Panama

Owner’s blog:

Sorry it has taken me so long to write this post. I have been sick for the past week. Nothing serious, just a cold and a cough and complete lack of mental focus. In fact, I’m still a little sick so this is going to be a short post and it may not be as coherent as most.

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The Elusive Lesser Capybara

Lesser Capybara (photo by Michael Peters)

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All of my readers surely know that Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris is the scientific name for capybaras such as my wonderful pet, Caplin Rous. What you might not know is that there are two species of capybaras, or possibly one species with two subspecies. The lesser known capybara, Hydrochoerus isthmius, is commonly called the lesser capybara, probably because it smaller than the common capybara and not because it is lesser known.

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Ten Things to Know About Capybaras

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Baby Caplin in his Baby Pool

Hi all! I don’t post often since Caplin has more than enough to say, but once in a while it seems like a human voice is necessary to keep things sane–not that Caplin is insane but… Anyway, here are ten things I think are interesting to know about capybaras. Continue reading “Ten Things to Know About Capybaras” »