Capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 03/01/2021 - 16:53

When the physicist Shelden Cooper ruined his friends' lunch with the story of the faecal eating capybaras in the series Big Bang Theory, these cute giant rodents became somewhat unhappy. These capybaras from the guinea pig family certainly deserve more appropriate consideration - so it was a pleasure to watch these social animals in a marshland in Gamboa and to see how the adult animals shelter their offspring, they play with each other and together to search for information set out.

Telephoto photography was most appropriate. On the one hand, so as not to disturb the animals, but on the other hand, for safety, because I didn't want to get to know these animals that weigh up to 80 kg and are over a meter tall.

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Picture 1: Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) in Gamboa