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

The photo evidence of the capybara's friendliness and the animal friendships they can form was more than convincing. Each and every one of domestic and wild animals seems to like hanging out with this friendly creature that looks like a rat-pig hybrid. Even the crocodiles!

The answer? It probably lies in some capybara facts. First of all, these cute animals are very social and often live in groups of 10-20 individuals. Second, this lovable creature is the largest rodent in the world, growing to a size of up to 134cm and weighing up to 66kg. Third, native to South America, capybaras 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 mate only in water. Moreover, the most important fact is that we'd sure love to have a capybara pet!

What do you think? Are there any other animal friends that surpass the level of capybara's loveliness?

More info: Wikipedia (h/t: neatorama)

#1

Animals Love Capybaras

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KittySutton
Community Member
5 years ago

Snow White taught them how lol alaria-570...c7a65d.jpg alaria-570427cc7a65d.jpg

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#2

Capybara And Animal

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IldikóStoia
Community Member
5 years ago

Both are very cute!

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#3

Animals Love Capybaras

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IldikóStoia
Community Member
5 years ago

Lovely!

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#4

Capybara And Animal

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YuriLee
Community Member
5 years ago

Monkeys: "Hold that pose!" :P

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#5

Animals Love Capybaras

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TimothyAllen
Community Member
5 years ago

Look at dem teefers!

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#6

Animals Love Capybaras

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NicoleBelle
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#7

Animals Love Capybaras

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YuriLee
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#8

Animals Love Capybaras

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DiogoDeOliveira
Community Member
5 years ago

So cute :)

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#9

Animals Love Capybaras

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KrystelRivers-Lloyd
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#10

Animals Love Capybaras

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PriscillaBoix
Community Member
5 years ago

Shocker!!! O.O

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#11

Animals Love Capybaras

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CarolynRehmer
Community Member
5 years ago

King of the Guinea Pigs.

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#12

Animals Love Capybaras

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AnaWeyland
Community Member
5 years ago

Is that a hen or a falcon?

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#13

Animals Love Capybaras

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LucindaOutten
Community Member
5 years ago

Chica, chica, boom, boom.

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#14

Animals Love Capybaras

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ScottJarvis
Community Member
5 years ago

Ride, my noble capy-steed!

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#15

Animals Love Capybaras

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JulsRobertson
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#16

Animals Love Capybaras

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AnaWeyland
Community Member
5 years ago

Capibaritas are so sweet...

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#17

Animals Love Capybaras

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ShirleyMilliren
Community Member
5 years ago

Land Ho!

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#18

Animals Love Capybaras

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Rism
Community Member
5 years ago

Bestiessss!!!

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#19

Animals Love Capybaras

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Rebecca Rodriguez
Community Member
5 years ago

Sir Didymus and Ambrosius

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#20

Animals Love Capybaras

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Megan Long
Community Member
5 years ago

Even capybaras like Bostie kisses!

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#21

Animals Love Capybaras

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Marianne Blaauboer
Community Member
5 years ago

Don' t worry dear, I've got your back

#22

Animals Love Capybaras

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Rism
Community Member
5 years ago

Lil Capy

#23

Animals Love Capybaras

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Sebastian Scharfe
Community Member
5 months ago

wow sus

#25

Animals Love Capybaras

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marius madan
Community Member
2 years ago

Watcha lookin at?

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#26

Capybara Love ❤️

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BerniParker
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5 years ago

And I shall call him ...... Mini me

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#27

Animals Love Capybaras

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Robert Dennison
Community Member
4 years ago

"How yah doin lil momma, lemme whisper in your ear.."

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#28

Animals Love Capybaras

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Jane Sorensen
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so glad this little shiastu masseur is balancing my chi…

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#29

Animals Love Capybaras

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LuisMilian
Community Member
5 years ago

Back Scratcher!! (my Peter Voice) LOL

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#30

Animals Love Capybaras

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CarolineCreese
Community Member
5 years ago

I think they are outside the cage

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#31

Bath Buddies

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VilisLacis
Community Member
5 years ago

"OK kids, play together nicely!'

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#32

Animals Love Capybaras

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Sebastian Scharfe
Community Member
5 months ago

monkey vs rodent

#33

Animals Love Capybaras

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Phobrek Taz
Community Member
4 years ago

NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM

#34

Animals Love Capybaras

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Tina
Community Member
5 years ago

Such a tiny cage..

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#35

Animals Love Capybaras

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#36

Okay, Not With Another Animal. But Still...

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Community Member
5 years ago

Yes, it's not with another animal. But still...

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#37

Burger Zoo, Holland

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Sebastian Scharfe
Community Member
5 months ago

weird animals serch up skinny pigs /house hippo

#38

Capybara Pillow At The Denver Zoo

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Lisa Olson
Community Member
4 years ago

How did this get a zero score?!

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