On Christmas Day, Uruguay's M'Bopicua Breeding Station welcomed two little capybaras, or "carpinchos" as they are known in Spanish. One of the little girls turned out to be an albino and was named "Snow White." Although she looks suspiciously like a big guinea pig as an infant, as an adult she could grow to be over four feet long and over 230 lbs. (note: an average capybara only weighs around 100 lbs. in adulthood but maybe Snow White will be extra well fed...).
The Buffalo Zoo welcomed three baby capybaras on September 10th. The zoo tells us that the three babies were running around and even swimming the day they were born. The proud capybara parents have had three previous litters for a total of 20 offspring! Capybaras are the world's largest rodent with the largest recorded size at 232 lbs (105 kg)!
Meet the Marwell Zoo's newest baby capybaras as they chase mom around their exhibit looking for lunch. Capybara are the world's largest living rodent and they are very social and vocal, communicating with purrs, alarm barks, whistles, clicks, squeals and grunts. We're guessing this is a noisy bunch.
Lunch on the run
Thanks to photographer Helena Pugsley for sharing.