Every day, a new photo of nature's most wonderful animal, the capybara!

Friday, January 30, 2009

an exhausting week

This beautiful fellow has clearly had a very hard week as a graduate student, and is relaxing on Friday night.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

bad medicine

Here is a peacock (or turkey? I'm not sure) and a lovely capybara. I think the discerning bird is telling the capybara terrible secrets. Being friendly, the capybara listens to the emo bird's tale of woe.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Do I need a shave?

Beautiful mystacial vibrissae. Tell me, Mr. Capybara, what does your barrel cortex look like?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Birds are friends

Here is a wonderful capybara next to some whistling ducks.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


The white patch is believed to be a scent glad that the capybara uses to mark his territory of cute.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

who nose what he's up to

The capybara is a mammal, and they must keep their big noses above water if they want to take in oxygen!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The lonely child

He looks in the distance and asks "Are you my mommy?"

Monday, January 19, 2009

Free! Free at last....

Here are beautiful capybaras in the wild in Venezuela. Run, capybaras! Don't let Chavez nationalize your industry!

Odd animal friends

For reasons I've never really understood, frequently zoos will have capybaras and tapirs be roommates. What an odd couple!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fetch! Or my, what beautiful eyes you have

This capybara is either playing fetch or collecting material for his house made of sticks. Note the dark, beautiful eyes.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Introducing... the capybara baby!

A baby capybara is perhaps the most adorable animal in the entire world. Babies start out small, but quickly grow to full-capybara-size. During this time, they are often a handful. I anticipate many more capybara babies in the future!

Friday, January 16, 2009


I was like this guy last night, so I didn't post! Here is a wonderful fellow, exhausted from a day of being cute.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A very big friend

Several people have commented on the size of the noble capybara. It's difficult to appreciate just how hugely wonderful they are until you see one next to an adult human. A robust capybara can grow to 140 pounds... That's a lot of animal to love!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wonderful wonderful sun

This capybara is enjoying the wonderful sun. Capybaras seem to spend half their time in the sun, half their time in the water, and ALL OF THEIR TIME being cute. A friend of the capybara points out the beautful teeth and wonderful, soft tum of this fellow.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Safe and sound

Frequently you will see pictures of the noble Capybara with a bird of some sort sitting on him or her. The purpose of this bird is still a mystery to capybaraologists. Are they there to pick off bugs? Defend the Capybara from other animals? Help the capybara avoid entering into unfavorable legal transactions? I like to think that they are protector birds, and do all of the above.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Such a noble creature

I am always amazed at how wise and noble a family of capybara can look!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

As Adama would say, JUMP

"Capybara Portrait"

This is a classic portrait shot of a lovely capybara, from Tu99 (Roger)'s photostream.

Every Day, a new capybara picture

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the largest living rodent in the world. It is related to agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs. Its common name, derived from Kapiÿva in the Guarani language means "master of the grasses" while its scientific name, hydrochaeris, is Greek for "water hog".
[From wikipedia]

Every day, I hope to post a new photo of the most wonderful of animals, the capybara!