Brasilia Capybaras

Capybaras have adapted well to urban areas. They have nice manners and are beloved by the Brazilians. This is a video of a small herd (a flotilla?) swimming in the capital of Brazil. Watch for the baby riding piggyback!


January 8, 2020 / Brasília, Federal District, Brazil

“The video was recorded in a residential area of Brasilia, capital of Brazil. The capybara population in the artificial lake of Brasilia, Paranoá Lake, is growing as they do not have predators in the city. Large groups can be seen on the shores and are growing accustomed to people, although they are usually very suspicious and scared, jumping in the water after loudly ‘gasping’, the very funny sound they make, as people approach. The group in the water is constantly chirping. Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world.”

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