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Capybara Ninja

Just read an interesting blog post about a person who got to meet a “wild” capybara in Venezuela. Here is the link. There are some excellent photos and a cute video. The capy is just a baby, I’d say 2 – 3 months old and maybe 20 lbs. Y’all should go check it out.

What I Am Not: An Agouti

 

Why did the agouti cross the road?

One of the animals we capybaras are most often confused with is an agouti. Agoutis are rodents and their range overlaps with the range of capybaras but we are not the same animal. In the photo above you can see a Panamanian agouti running. In the photo you can see some of the ways we look the same and some of the ways we look different.

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Video Review of Wild Venezuela: The Capybara

Video Review

Wild Venezuela: The Capybara case image

Melly is always looking for more information about capybaras, and who can blame her? The real question is, why isn’t there more available? Some things are just too difficult to understand. At any rate, she did find this video, Wild Venezuela: The Capybara on amazon.com and was too excited not to buy it.

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The Elusive Lesser Capybara Part II

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Lesser Capybara at Gamboa, Panama (photo by Jose Soto)

The amazing photo above is of the elusive lesser capybara. The lesser capybara, Hydrochoerus isthmius, is a second species of capybara found only in Panama and Colombia. And guess what? We are going to go see them!

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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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