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Capybara swimming, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands The largest rodent in the world. The current running joke on the internet is how &quot;chill&quot; they are, tolerant of many species in their presence:<br />
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We personally saw them amidst cayman in the wild:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/2728/capybara_swims_amongst_caimans.html" title="Capybara swims amongst caimans"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/2728_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=5BDOMX5pvXiNFjdBqJ4suap%2Fd6k%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Capybara swims amongst caimans A Capybara, the world&#039;s largest rodent, swims amongst a shore full of caiman unimpressed. These two species are not in direct competition with each other given the abundance of food. Brazil,Caiman,Capybara,Pantanal" /></a></figure><br />
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Capybara swimming, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands

The largest rodent in the world. The current running joke on the internet is how "chill" they are, tolerant of many species in their presence:
https://i.redd.it/1752wrs7qhsy.png

We personally saw them amidst cayman in the wild:

Capybara swims amongst caimans A Capybara, the world's largest rodent, swims amongst a shore full of caiman unimpressed. These two species are not in direct competition with each other given the abundance of food. Brazil,Caiman,Capybara,Pantanal


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  1. Do you know if those photos are real?! Posted 4 years ago
    1. I can't be fully sure, but I'm quite sure they are. It's a popular zoo animal where it's often mixed with other species. Saw the turtle one myself:

      Capybara sunbathing amongst small turtles A Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) relaxes in the sun amidst a few turtles. Capybaras are the largest kind of rodents in the world, and can weigh up to 80kg/150lbs. Arnhem Zoo,Capybara,Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris,Rodents

      Which of course isn't very spectacular. Another one close to a cayman personally seen:

      Capybara fears no evil A courageous Capybara, the largest rodent in the world, walks along the edge of a small pond in the Pantanal that is surrouned by Caiman. Brazil,Caiman,Capybara,Pantanal,Rodents

      Nothing about those photos suggest to me that they are fake. It's a tolerant animal.
      Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
      1. Wow, so cool! I looked it up, and there’s a tumblr page dedicated to animals sitting on capybaras, so it seems real. They are so easygoing :)

        http://animalssittingoncapybaras.tumblr.com
        Posted 4 years ago
        1. Haha, isn't the internet wonderful? It's like a living couch for other animals. Posted 4 years ago

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The capybara is the largest extant rodent in the world. Its closest relatives are agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs. Native to South America, the capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10 - 20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species, though it is hunted for its meat and skin.

Similar species: Rodents
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