LOOK: Baby Capybaras Born at Cleveland Zoo


Baby capybaras. (Photo Credit: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

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CLEVELAND — They may be the world’s largest rodents, but pictures of baby capybaras show several small bundles of adorableness!

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomed three babies Friday night. They join mom Shoya, dad Budha and another adult female, Bonita, in The RainForest.

Zoo officials say capybaras can grow up to 4.5 feet long and weigh up to 150 pounds. Native to South America, these huge rodents can swim!

Their aquatic skills have led some to suggest that they are related to the beaver. Surprisingly, their closets relatives in the animal kingdom are chinchillas and guinea pigs!

Check out the new additions on the second floor of The RainForest.

*For more information on the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, click HERE.

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