This is one-year-old Caplin Rous celebrating American Independence Day in July, 2008. I can’t do this sort of stuff with Garibaldi…yet.
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.