An adult male capybara crossing the Tranpanateira Highway in the Brazilian Pantanal.

An adult male capybara crossing the Tranpanateira Highway in the Brazilian Pantanal.

I got these Yoda ears at PetCo the other day. They fit Garibaldi Rous perfectly! And they have a chin strap so he doesn’t just shake them off.

I got these Yoda ears at PetCo the other day. They fit Garibaldi Rous perfectly! And they have a chin strap so he doesn’t just shake them off.

Four little capybaras swimming across a river in the Pantanal, Brazil.

Four little capybaras swimming across a river in the Pantanal, Brazil.

An adult male capybara that I saw on my recent trip to Brazil’s Pantanal. Note that Garibaldi Rous does not have the morillo (the large gland you can see on this male’s nose) because he is neutered.

An adult male capybara that I saw on my recent trip to Brazil’s Pantanal. Note that Garibaldi Rous does not have the morillo (the large gland you can see on this male’s nose) because he is neutered.

This is a photo of muddy Garibaldi Rous from today’s blog post, A Walk in the Mud. 

This is a photo of muddy Garibaldi Rous from today’s blog post, A Walk in the Mud

I got some new jigsaw puzzles made to sale on my blog. This one features Garibaldi Rous with his guinea pig co-pet Winston Bumblebee Barcode the 1st. Other puzzles feature Gari in different activities, baby Dobbye Winnick and a shot of wild capybaras that I took in Brazil. $1 from the sale of each puzzle goes to the ROUS Foundation for Capybara Veterinary Medicine.
If you’re interested, you can find them here.

I got some new jigsaw puzzles made to sale on my blog. This one features Garibaldi Rous with his guinea pig co-pet Winston Bumblebee Barcode the 1st. Other puzzles feature Gari in different activities, baby Dobbye Winnick and a shot of wild capybaras that I took in Brazil. $1 from the sale of each puzzle goes to the ROUS Foundation for Capybara Veterinary Medicine.

If you’re interested, you can find them here.

What’s cuter than a capybara with a lettuce leaf on his head? NOTHING!

What’s cuter than a capybara with a lettuce leaf on his head? NOTHING!

Off line until Sept 7th

Capybara Photo-of-the-Day is off line until Sept. 7th while I travel to Brazil to see wild capybaras. With any luck, I’ll return with photos!

Garibaldi Rous demonstrating how capybaras close their ears and nose but keep their eyes open when swimming.

Garibaldi Rous demonstrating how capybaras close their ears and nose but keep their eyes open when swimming.

I was just looking at this photo taken of Garibaldi Rous in late April and I realized he still had baby fur at that time. If you look at him now, his fur is much different. It is longer and blonder. Still has the same big nose though.

I was just looking at this photo taken of Garibaldi Rous in late April and I realized he still had baby fur at that time. If you look at him now, his fur is much different. It is longer and blonder. Still has the same big nose though.

Sometimes I think it is cute the way Garibaldi Rous loves the mud. Sometimes I think it is a real pain. But at least he doesn’t mind getting hosed off.

Sometimes I think it is cute the way Garibaldi Rous loves the mud. Sometimes I think it is a real pain. But at least he doesn’t mind getting hosed off.

The noble capybara.

The noble capybara.

Garibaldi Rous touching noses with Tali the Boston Terrier puppy. (With Sheldon Cheng, Tali’s owner.)

Garibaldi Rous touching noses with Tali the Boston Terrier puppy. (With Sheldon Cheng, Tali’s owner.)

Swimming is like flying when you’re a capybara.

Swimming is like flying when you’re a capybara.

A relaxing afternoon in the pool.

A relaxing afternoon in the pool.