CAPYBARA HEARS THE PATTER OF TWELVE TINY FEET
- Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:23
- Last Updated on 18 April 2012
- Monica Costa
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The sex of her new arrivals is so far unknown and they have not yet been named.
Keeper Jenny Fisher said: "Capybara are naturally very social animals, and the energetic triplets have spent the past few days getting to know each other - and keeping their mother very busy indeed."
The capybara is the largest member of the rodent species and a close relative to chinchillas and guinea pigs.
Native to South America, it typically inhabits savannas and dense forests, and lives near bodies of water.
A semiaquatic mammal, the capybara is an excellent swimmer and can remain completely submerged for up to five minutes.