Friendliest Wild Animal: Capybaras

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) - friendliest wild animal

One of the very few things in this world on which everyone can agree is that capybaras are the friendliest wild animals on Earth. This giant, wild rodent, is usually about four-feet-long, and the average capybara weighs about 150 pounds. However, they are known to be super chill. They get along famously with cats, birds, crocodiles, camels, humans, and everything in between! Monkeysare especially fond of this semi-aquatic animal.

Calm and compassionate, capybaras are also known for adopting stray and runt wild animals. They also regularly serve as public transportation for various birds and monkeys!

Can you keep capybaras as pets in the United States? Only in Texas and Pennsylvania. But, it is a large undertaking and not recommended. if you are considering welcoming the lovable rodent into your home, make sure you have room for at least two. Capybaras are exceptionally social animals who grow achingly depressed if they don’t have at least one friend. They also need lots of space to roam, and a large pool or lake to wade whenever they want.

Though they probably wouldn’t mind if you approached them in their swamp of choice and hung out for a bit, it isn’t the wisest idea. Capybaras sometimes host ticks carrying Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and you don’t want to contract that!

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