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Visit to the zoo in Ljubljana – 12

The Ljubljana Zoo also has a capibaro – the largest living representative of rodents in the world, living in wet areas of much of South America. They spend most of their lives at the water, they belong to mammals; their closest relatives are: agate, chinchillas and guinea pigs. It has a round pear-shaped body and a short head with reddish hair above and gray-yellow on the lower part of the body. The fur coats are extremely hard and can be measured in a length of 3-12 cm. The hair can be so rare in some places that the skin can be seen. Adult animals are 90-140 cm long and can reach up to 60 cm in height. Their weight may vary. Females have up to 50kg, and females have 70 and more. The body is without a tail, the fingers are thickened and are somewhat similar to the hooves, connected by the floating skin. The back legs are slightly longer than the front legs. There are four in front, and only three fingers behind. They spend a lot of time in water, we only see their head from the water. They dive and swim very well.

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  1. I had heard and even seen capybaras on television documentaries but never in person. As they are distant relatives of rats (I believe) I am not too fond of these big rodents although apparently they do make fairly good pets and are not that aggressive unless when attacked. The one you show does not seem to be a giant capybara but a smaller version unless it is baby maybe. Lovely well taken picture…

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