Why do other animals like capybaras so much? This was the question posed on Tumblr, so Bored Panda decided to do a little research.


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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? It 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.

What do you think? Do we have any panda-scientists among us?

More info: Wikipedia (h/t: neatorama)

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Animals Love Capybaras

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KittySutton 5 months ago

Snow White taught them how lol

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Capybara And Animal

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IldikóStoia 5 months ago

Both are very cute!

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Animals Love Capybaras

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IldikóStoia 5 months ago

Lovely!

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Capybara And Animal

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YuriLee 5 months ago

Monkeys: "Hold that pose!" :P

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Animals Love Capybaras

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TimothyAllen 5 months ago

Look at dem teefers!

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#6

Animals Love Capybaras

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NicoleBelle 5 months ago

"Form the great circle of defense - We must protect our leader!"

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Animals Love Capybaras

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YuriLee 5 months ago

"This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."

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Animals Love Capybaras

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DiogoDeOliveira 5 months ago

So cute :)

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Animals Love Capybaras

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KrystelRivers-Lloyd 5 months ago

"Oh, hey cuz, didn't see ya there!" Heh, nice pic!

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Animals Love Capybaras

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PriscillaBoix 5 months ago

Shocker!!! O.O

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#11

Animals Love Capybaras

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CarolynRehmer 5 months ago

King of the Guinea Pigs.

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#12

Animals Love Capybaras

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AnaWeyland 5 months ago

Is that a hen or a falcon?

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#13

Animals Love Capybaras

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LucindaOutten 5 months ago

Chica, chica, boom, boom.

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#14

Animals Love Capybaras

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ScottJarvis 5 months ago

Ride, my noble capy-steed!

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Animals Love Capybaras

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JulsRobertson 5 months ago

Pssssst......wanna know a secret??

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Animals Love Capybaras

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AnaWeyland 5 months ago

Capibaritas are so sweet...

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Animals Love Capybaras

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ShirleyMilliren 5 months ago

Land Ho!

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Animals Love Capybaras

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Rism 5 months ago

Bestiessss!!!

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