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Henry Vilas Zoo capybaras

The Henry Vilas Zoo's newest residents are this brother and sister pair of capybaras acquired from the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Canada.

The zoo announced that it has acquired two capybaras — a brother and sister pair — from the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Canada.

The world's largest and quite possibly cutest rodent has taken up residence at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison.

The zoo announced that it has acquired two capybaras — a brother and sister pair — from the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Canada.

"We are very happy to have young capybaras back in our collection since they are such a favorite with zoo visitors," said Zoo director Ronda Schwetz in a news release. "Once they acclimate to their new surroundings, you will be able to see them during nice weather out in the yard."

Capybaras are South American natives and can weigh up to 150 pounds. They prefer to live around water so they can hide underwater if in danger, with only their eyes and nose sticking above the water.

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"Our zoo continues to grow and continues to offer something for everyone year-round," said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.

The two capybaras don't have names as of yet, so suggestions can  be made to the zoo.