The Love Story Continues: Zoo’s ‘Cappy’ Couple Welcome Triplets One Year After their First Baby in Over a Decade

What’s cuter than a capybara baby? Three capybara babies! One year after lovey-dovey capy couple Augustus and Clementine welcomed their first baby, Satsuma, they’ve become proud parents to three bundles of joy - and Drusillas Park zookeepers couldn’t be happier.


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Four Capybaras—the World’s Largest Rodents—Born at the San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (July 25, 2023) — The San Diego Zoo has welcomed four capybara pups, born to second-time mother Rosalina and first-time father Bowie on July 23, 2023. Capybaras are precocial—meaning they’re more mature and mobile at birth—so, the four youngsters are already nursing and following mom. Despite their scientific name Hydrochoerus, which means “water hog,” capybaras are not pigs—they are the world’s largest rodent. They are related to guinea pigs, hamsters and mice. Capybaras are found in Central and South America, where they roam swampy, grassy regions bordering rivers, ponds, streams and lakes. The capybara is not currently classified as an endangered species, although it is threatened by deforestation, habitat destruction and illegal poaching. The capybara youngsters are at the San Diego Zoo’s Elephant Odyssey, alongside the Baird’s tapir.

Hertfordshire Zoo Welcomes Capybara Pups Into The World!

Capybaras, the South American species that is currently taking the internet by storm with their sensational attitudes and moves, are getting ready to break the internet once again at the Hertfordshire zoo, Paradise Wildlife Park.

The Hertfordshire zoo, Paradise Wildlife Park is excited to announce that they have welcomed three capybara babies commonly known as pups to first-time mum Coroline. A zoo spokesman said: ‘They have definitely made themselves at home and have already got very mischievous personalities!’ In the early hours of the 2nd of June, the zoo's CCTV cameras captured the incredible moment when the three pups were welcomed into the world, as well as capturing them on their feet within the first 30 minutes of being born. 

LCA_ Mum Coraline and Pup

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‘Happy’bara Baby Announcement!

Brownsville, Texas (March 9, 2023) – Staff at the Gladys Porter Zoo are overjoyed to announce that Amber, a 2-year-old capybara, gave birth to three healthy pups on Tuesday, February 7th. In addition to Amber being a first-time mom, this is also the first capy birth for the staff at the Gladys Porter Zoo. 

The Zoo last had capybaras in the early 1970s, however, they never reproduced. “It has been many years since we have had capybaras in our collection,” said Walter DuPree, the Zoo’s Curator of Mammals. “Then, in 2017, we placed an elderly pair of capybara on exhibit. They were very popular with our visitors, but too old to reproduce. What a treat for all of us to have a family of five on exhibit now!” 


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Baby Capybaras

The Abilene Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of five capybaras on Thursday July, 7, 2022 at 11 AM. The five babies were born to mother Daisy. This is Daisy's second time having a litter of her own. A capybara is pregnant for five to six months. The pups each weigh between three and four pounds. Once they reach adulthood, they will be the world's largest species of rodent, weighing up to 170 lbs. The newest members of the Abilene Zoo family were born on exhibit and can be seen during your next visit.


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