Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

It’s midday and it scorching hot, so what’s better than simply standing in the river?

You can see from the absence of ripples that they have been standing absolutely still for quite some time. They feel safe in the water, and cooled now, but they cannot eat here, so hunger will lead them back to the grasses again.

Last updated on 25 January 2015