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Petting Capybara



Biopark is known as "Paradise of Capybara" in Japan.

About 20 Capybara lives in a large field. Visitors can get into the field, touch any time and even feed if you buy the food. They are originally gentle and they have become very familiar to humans in Biopark. So you do not need to be afraid.
Please approached slowly so as not to scare them, please gently scratch them. When it doesn't go well, the capybara food which is sold will be helpful. Capybara will come close to you and ask you to feed. You and capybara will be good friends soon.

Scratch to please capybara.

Please see the video on the left of this page. It is a way of stroking Capybara found by our staff and recently many fun are enjoying it. The important point is scratching the butt. They do not have a tail, but there is a place like a trail of a tail. They feel very comfortable when you scratch there. Capybara becomes fluffy gradually and lie down and sleep at the end. Please look at a happy sleeping face.

Seasonal events

The capybara's open-air bath has become very famous even outside of Japan. It is introduced in detail on the page following.

Please see this page about it.

You can see Capybaras eating their favorite fruit "watermelon" in summer. They are normally very calm, watermelon excite them. You are able to see their wild side at the time.
You can see the "capybara's watermelon time" in August. You maybe able to see special versions of it like "Huge watermelon" and "iced watermelon" sometimes.