The Fascinating Reason Why Other Animals Like Capybaras So Much

Why do other animals like capybaras so much? When this was the question posed on Tumblr, Bored Panda did a little research.  The photo evidence was more than convincing. Every animal seems to like hanging out with this friendly creature that looks like a rat-pig hybrid. Even crocodiles!

The answer probably lies in the fact that capybaras are very social animals who often live in groups of 10-20 individuals. This lovable creature is the largest rodent in the world, growing to a size of up to 134cm and weighing up to 66kg. Native to South America, capybara’s are semi-aquatic mammals that prefer to live near bodies of water; in fact, they are excellent swimmers, can avoid predators by staying submerged for up to 5 minutes, and only mate in water.

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Pair of Capybaras Have Fun at Poolside