Thursday, August 20, 2009

Who's the Cute Capybara

I've always loved the capybara. She looks like a giant guinea pig. She was hidden away in the back of the zoo during construction, but now she is back in front where she belongs. Ernest sees her swimming in the morning, but when I see her, she's usually sitting. Yesterday was unusually exciting for me: she got up, scratched, sat down again, and yawned. Picking up Ernest every day, we always meet by the capybara compound.

But I never knew her name. Finally, I was able to ask Kevin the Keeper. It's Marie.


Hello, Marie!

Now I can say to Ernest, "Meet you at Marie's!"

There used to be a second capybara. I wonder if his name was Donny?

7 comments:

Caplin Rous said...

That is a cute photo of Marie. I like to eat while lying down also. Do you have other photos? I have a "Capys of the World" section on my blog where I feature photos of capybaras in different zoos around the world. Would you be interested in contributing?

Oh, in case you didn't know, I am Caplin Rous, the world's most famous capybara (next to Capyboppy). I am a pet and I live in Texas. Everything you could possibly want to know about me is on my blog.

Susan said...

Isn't it fun to pick out favorites at the zoo!

jenn said...

Marie is darling! Ernest is so lucky to get to spend every day at the zoo.

Louise said...

Marie IS cute. I want to take her home!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Hello, Marie!

Vanessa said...

What a great picture and cute name! I had never heard of these animals before, but they are adorable and look like they would have personality to match.

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