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Capybara

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

Description:

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), Wasserschwein, Rio Napo Rainforest, Amazonia, Peru.

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3 Comments

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 8 years ago

Amazing! One of my favorites as a kid, thanks to Bill Peet's book Capyboppy.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

I wasn't so close to ask him about his name ;-)...

AmazonWorkshops
AmazonWorkshops 8 years ago

Great photo! Would this be the infamous "charlie" who used to hang around Napo Lodge? He apparently disappeared last year - not sure if he left to start a family or met an untimely end.

bayucca
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Loreto, Peru

Spotted on Mar 17, 2007
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013

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