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I was really surprised to find a capybara living at the Osaka Aquarium! As I always used to have guineapigs as pets when I was growing up, so I'm terribly weak against their giant cousins. He looked rather lonely though, it seems wrong to me to have one capybara without others around.

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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Aww! I do hope he finds some friends. I love capybaras, thanks for this photo!
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gb17-27 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Cute! But when I went to Osaka Aquarium there was at least three of them. Maybe the others were being treated out back... can hope anyway.
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eltitere Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
I thought they were native to the Amazon?
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dinshino Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Ever see a Southern bog lemming? It's like a hamster and a gerbil had a baby with all of their adorable.
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Silvre Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Haha. I had a dream that I was going to tour Ireland on the back of a cow-sized capybara. That was one of my weirdest dreams.
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casadrat06 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Awwww he was alone? :( Poor guy. Super cute photo!
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Sinful-Suffering Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Why was my first thought 'Beaver!!'? =_=;;
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Dipiie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Grandpa Guinea! :XD: I absolutely adore them! Once, I saw this little video clip of a capybara surrounded by ten guinea pigs, sooooooooooooo cute! :aww:
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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
those things creep me out for some reason
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TheEternalPromise Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i thought it was a Squirrel at first O.o :D
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PsykoaktiveFantasi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so lonely ; A ;
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
So....that is a capybara, can't say i have ever seen one before
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mmassafera Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
...Capivara! *_*

It's VERY WRONG only one, they live in groups. This is sad. =(
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cutelaughter Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Why was it in an aquarium, I mean I know they can swim but...
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Marliv Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, I've always loved capybaras! :) Too bad this one is lonely :(
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Mastermond Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
:iconthetickplz: COME SPEAK WE HAVE MUCH CRIME TO FIGHT
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AnkoArt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, I had guineas when I was younger too, I love the noises they make. I have a friend who is obsessed with capybaras and wants one for a pet, lol. Of course she'd never really own one, but they are really cute. How sad this one was by himself though! In Ueno they had a family group together (at least many years ago when I was there >.>). I hope this guy gets a friend soon...
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ItaRoxasHikarino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
I love Capybaras! Just like you said, I had plenty guina pigs, so I understand you totally! :iconfabulousplz:
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RedVelvetEater Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Writer
Speaking of guinea pigs and their giant cousins, did you know these animals can be kept as pets? It's true, providing you have a special permit. :nod:
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Phlip221 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my favorite rodent!!!!!!!
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TriaElf9 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I find that Japanese Zoos and aquariums can be incredibly sad places. That being said, Okinawa's was pretty good, aside from the turtle enclosure.
You're in Japan? Awesome! How long are you here for?
And that is a really fascinating animal ^_^
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