San Jose, California zoo welcomes capybara sisters

San Jose, California zoo welcomes capybara sisters

So “capy” to see you!

Two sister capybaras have been welcomed by a California zoo that launched photographs of them munching on bamboo stalks and a video that exhibits them paddling round their pool.

The lovable critters — which resemble giant, bushy pigs with blunt snouts — are adjusting properly to their new environment since arriving earlier this month, Comfortable Hole Park & Zoo in San Jose stated Thursday.

They have been born simply over a 12 months in the past at Texas’ Abilene Zoo and transferred on the advice of the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums as a part of its “Capybara Species Survival Plan,” in keeping with Comfortable Hole.

“Capybaras are a important a part of the Amazon Rainforest ecosystem, an endangered habitat, and we hope to kindle a spirit of conservation in our friends by giving them the chance to look at these animals in individual,” Comfortable Hole supervisor Amber Rindy stated in a ready assertion.

The sisters have been transferred from a Texas zoo. Comfortable Hole Park & Zoo

The online-footed mammals are the biggest rodents on the planet and are cousins to home guinea pigs.

Comfortable Hole’s capybara habitat previously housed a male, named Meenie, who was euthanized in March at age 12, about two years previous its anticipated lifespan.

Zoo spokesperson Caitlin O’Hara advised The Publish that Comfortable Hole hasn’t selected names for the brand new females and doesn’t plan to breed them however that their enclosure “is designed to permit for the chance.”

Capybaras are native to South America.
Comfortable Hole Park & Zoo

The sisters have been born a 12 months in the past.
Comfortable Hole Park & Zoo

These furry fellows are the world’s largest rodents.
Comfortable Hole Park & Zoo

“If the Capybara Species Survival Plan was to advocate a male be moved to Comfortable Hole someday sooner or later to breed with our females, then we might comply with that suggestion and settle for that male, if doable,” O’Hara stated.

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