You can tell Garibaldi Rous apart from other capybaras by the light spot he has on his forehead. I do not know why he has that or why other capybaras do not. He didn’t have it when we first got him.
Garibaldi is 17 months old now and is starting to get his adult fur. Young capybara have short, red fur all over their bodies. Older capys keep the short, red stuff on their heads but their necks and bodies get much longer, whiter fur, the longest hairs being six to eight inches long. A funny thing about Gari is that he seems to be developing a white patch right on the top of his head. I haven’t seen another capybara with a spot like that. I wonder if he is just going prematurely gray.