So what is a CAPYBARA? The capybara is a large, very sociable, semi-aquatic rodent that is found inhabiting the water-logged regions of Central and South America. They are closely related to rodents such as chinchillas and guinea pigs. The capybara is the largest rodent in the world weighing up to 165 lbs and measuring nearly 4.6 feet long. The fact that its eyes, ears, and nostrils are all positioned on top of its head means that they still have excellent sight, sound, and smell while in the water helping with predators along with their webbed feet to aid in swimming. We currently have two capybaras on the farm, Captain and Coraline. We wanted to provide them with their own beautiful pond area so they can swim whenever they want and it’s been such a delight watching them swim and enjoy their new outside pond area. Whether it be watching them swimming or being able to get close for a pet and belly rub, they are quite the treat to love on.