If you don’t live in South America, you may never have seen a capybara in person – and maybe you haven’t even heard of them or seen a picture! If that’s the case, well, you’re in for a treat in the form of a total cuteness explosion.
Capybaras are the world’s largest rodents (think giant guinea pigs), and they live in social groups of 10-20 others. They’re native to South America, and you’ll always find them in or near bodies of water. They’re great swimmers, can stay submerged for up to 5 minutes, and mate in the water (which is tricky I, uh, hear).
And it’s not only humans that squeal over these adorable rodents (I know, I just said that). Based on the pictures below, there doesn’t seem to be an animal out there who doesn’t want to hang out – even predators, like crocodiles!
Here are 12 fun examples…
#12. No love story is complete without puppies.
#11. It’s a bunny, and you just squealed.
#10. Ebola…I mean squirrel monkeys!
#9. Kittens love the big floof.
#8. Come at me through my ring of turtles and see what happens.
#7. I really hope capybaras can’t get Ebola.
#5. I mean but why isn’t he eating the capybara though?
#4. I AM THE LORD OF THE GUINEA PIGS.
#3. OMG this one is so cute.
#2. Faster, mule!
#1. If you could just let me off at the third rock, my good man.
h/t: Bored Panda
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