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

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Going to the wash

The caption provided on flickr says "attack", but those of us with experience know that this capybara is just visiting the crow-run capybara wash. The crows get tasty bugs, and the capy gets a clean coat!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

sharing secrets

"psssst: did you hear caplin has a new blog?"
"yea, I hear he also has a new pet! "
[edit: fixed the link! Sorry Caplin!]

Friday, June 19, 2009

Very wise

Look at the loooong whiskers! He must have excellent barrel cortex.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

great wallpaper

I don't have anything silly to say, I just think that this is very beautiful picture of a very beautiful 'bara, and I plan on using it as my wallpaper tomorrow (available in very high res!)


This is what I wanted to do after finishing my presentation. But no, back to work! Capybaras may look like they sleep all the time, but that's actually the result of observation bias. They only slow down enough to get good pictures when they are eating or sleeping!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Awww! And I passed my Oral Quals and got a go-ahead on my thesis proposal! This capy is going to graduate!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

eye see you!

Look at the lovely lashes!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Green and brown

Now, I've been told that capybaras live in the wild. Indeed, photographic evidence like this seems official. But it's still hard for me to imagine that countries exist where such wonderful, amazing creatures roam about.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lunchtime for capybaras

Lunchtime at the franklin park zoo, courtesy probabilistic!

Monday, June 1, 2009

We're back!

On Sunday, I spent about 45 minutes with my fiancee staring at this wonderful capybara, face to face, almost nose-to-nose! People would come up and express surprise and shock at the giant rodent. "Is it a rat, mommy?" "No, dear, it's a ca-pee-bah-rahh?" That sort of thing. Thankfully, we were able to correct many of the visitors' misconceptions about the most wonderful of all creatures. I think the zoo should hire us to give capybara lectures.

Life has been challenging for the capybara that runs this blog lately, between trying to plan a wedding with his fiancee, finishing his last term of classes (ever!), and working on his PhD thesis. But thankfully, a trip to the Franklin Park Zoo with remind him what is really important -- his fellow capybaras.

The zoo was wonderful and I encourage you to check out all of the photos -- none are as wonderful as the capybara, of course, but many come close!