Three baby capybaras in the Brazilian Pantanal.

Three baby capybaras in the Brazilian Pantanal.

My mum started to tell me about a show she watched about "a lady who had a giant guinea pig". She was talking for a few minutes and as soon as she mentioned the "guinea pig" had a pool, I realised she meant you! I asked her if the creature was called Gari by any chance and she laughed and said "Yes, I thought Gary was a funny name!". I showed her your blog, she really likes him! :D

Gari is a funny name. He came with Gary when we got him but we changed it to Garibaldi Rous, much more dignified and suitable to a capybara, I think.

Always good to hear that people enjoy the blog and that we are being successful in spreading capybara awareness!

I planted some rye grass for Garibaldi Rous and we finally got enough rain for something to grow. Yummy!

I planted some rye grass for Garibaldi Rous and we finally got enough rain for something to grow. Yummy!

Do you think the color sets off my eyes?

Do you think the color sets off my eyes?

Capybara eye sees you.

Capybara eye sees you.

A group of capybaras with a crested caracara in the Brazilian Pantanal.

A group of capybaras with a crested caracara in the Brazilian Pantanal.

And they’re off!
Garibaldi Rous always likes a little run after he gets out of the pool.

And they’re off!

Garibaldi Rous always likes a little run after he gets out of the pool.

We got some rain! The capybara loves it!

We got some rain! The capybara loves it!

Sometimes when you get up in the morning you just want to go back to sleep.

Sometimes when you get up in the morning you just want to go back to sleep.

Garibaldi Rous’ little tongue got confused about which way to go to get the grass.

Garibaldi Rous’ little tongue got confused about which way to go to get the grass.

Capybaras just may have the cutest tongues in the animal kingdom.

Capybaras just may have the cutest tongues in the animal kingdom.

Garibaldi Rous rolling in his pool, the sign of a happy capybara.

Garibaldi Rous rolling in his pool, the sign of a happy capybara.

A capybara barking in the Brazilian Pantanal. It had just avoided a hungry jaguar. You can see more photos and read the story in my blog post, Pantanal Nature Part 3

A capybara barking in the Brazilian Pantanal. It had just avoided a hungry jaguar. You can see more photos and read the story in my blog post, Pantanal Nature Part 3

Meal time for Garibaldi Rous.

Meal time for Garibaldi Rous.

Garibaldi Rous tried to get Juju, a young Boston Terrier, to scratch his back. It didn’t work out.

Garibaldi Rous tried to get Juju, a young Boston Terrier, to scratch his back. It didn’t work out.