Abby: Hi Dot! Have you seen Hope’s new pet?
Dot: She has a new pet and I wonder how Milo is getting along with the new?? Abby what is the pet’s name?
Abby: You will find out soon. Here comes Hope & Maxie.
Dot: Ahh! It’s not a cat, or dog, or rabbit, or horse, or donkey. What the heck?
Hope: Hi Abby & Dot! I want you to meet Maxie. Isn’t she cute?
Dot: I’ll give you my answer once I know what it is.
Abby: I agree.
Hope: Oh My Gosh! You two (2) are tweedles. Maxie is a “Capybara“. She is one of the friendly animals on earth. All other animals love “Capybara”.
First of all these animals are very social and often live in groups of 10-20 individuals. This lovable creature is the largest rodent in the world, growing to a size of up to 134cm and weighing up to 66kg. Native to South America, capybara’s are semi-aquatic mammals that prefer to live near bodies of water; in fact, they are excellent swimmers, can avoid predators by staying submerged for up to 5 minutes, and mate only in water.