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  • The capybara is the world's largest rodent, like a dog-sized guinea pig,

  • native to most parts of South America.

  • They also look suspiciously like tennis superstar Rafael Nadal.

  • Hmm, weird.

  • Despite their size, other animals really love to chill with the capybara,

  • leaving the Internet to wonder why they're so popular among other species.

  • I mean, look at it cuddling this cat, and even chilling with this f**king crocodile!

  • I mean, that's a natural predator and they're just shooting the sh*t like talking about last week's episode of Game of Thrones.

  • This phenomenon became the subject of the Tumblr page "Animals Sitting on Capybaras,"

  • featuring monkeys and birds all resting on the backs of these gentle giants.

  • In fact their friendly and amiable character led the Chicago Tribune to recently declare that "We Need a Capybara for President"

  • because Donald Trump could sure use some capybara and chill.

  • The popularity of the capybara could be attributed to their incredibly social nature.

  • Wild capys tend to live in large groups of 10-20.

  • Also, capybaras live near bodies of water, which is the wild animal version of an office watercooler

  • In fact, capys are incredibly adept at aquatic life,

  • hiding from predators by holding their breath for up to five minutes while under water.

  • They even mate exclusively in water.

  • It's like that pool scene from Showgirls but with giant rodents.

  • And if you haven't seen the pool scene from Showgirls, you need to go Google that right now

  • and imagine two capybaras just going at it.

  • Also, and this might just be me projecting, but don't they just look like they would be really good listeners?

  • I feel like I could tell a Capybara all about my crappy week, and it would just totally be there for me.

  • So it's yet to be seen if the capybara can take the reigns from other famous Internet animals like long-time reigning champ cats, or red pandas.

  • But one thing is for sure, if you ever need a friend, the Capybara is there for you;

  • ready to give you a hug or something.

The capybara is the world's largest rodent, like a dog-sized guinea pig,

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What is a Capybara and Why is it So Chill? | Mashable Explains

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    michelle posted on 2019/01/09
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