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    2 large rodents escape a Toronto zoo

    May 25, 2016


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    Megan Price, a spokeswoman with the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division that runs High Park Zoo, says the search for two missing capybaras, which resemble tailless beavers with short legs, is focused on the area’s creeks.

    The animals, native to South Africa, are the world’s largest rodents. They weigh about 30 pounds (13 kilograms) each and could grow to 100 pounds (45 kilograms).

    The pair has been on the lam since Tuesday when they took off while they were being introduced to their enclosure as part of a zoo exchange.

    The semi-aquatic rodents can be difficult to find because they can remain still and submerged under water for hours with just their noses sticking out.



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    Wow, they weigh more than my little girl Ms.BooBooBad!

    Hope they find them safe and before they breed with the local rodents. lol
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    Yikes!

    Scary.....

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    I wouldn't be scared at all to encounter these. They are by nature quite tame like a giant guinea pig. We have some at a local zoo that have a beautiful set up, plenty of land and water. I loved seeing them and getting pics of them.

    This is quite long, but it's cute how this one capy interracts w/ his owner.


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    i hope they are rescued safely! i think they are sort of cute and are probably wondering where their next meal is.

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