Izu Shaboten Park Co., Ltd.
10 capybara babies make their bath debut at the “Original Capybara Open-air Bath”!
Izu Shaboten Zoological Park “Original Capybara Open-air Bath-40th Anniversary-” Starts Saturday, November 19, 2022
At the Izu Shaboten Zoological Park, from Saturday, November 19, 2022 to Sunday, April 2, 2023, the “Original Capybara Open-air Bath ~ 40th Anniversary ~” will be held.
“Original capybara open-air bath” celebrates its 40th anniversary During the event period, the capybaras are open-air once a day from 13:30 on weekdays, and twice a day from 10:30 and 13:30 on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, winter vacation and spring vacation. Take a bath. [Image 2
Winter traditions of Izu
■ Open-air bath schedule
2022.11/19 (Sat) – 2023.4/2 (Sun)
[Held once a day]
[Twice a day]
Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, 2022.12/17 (Sat) – 2023.1/6 (Fri), 3/18 (Sat) – 4/2 (Sun)
◇ 1st time: 10:30-11:30
*The contents and schedule of the event may be changed or canceled due to the physical condition of the animals or the weather.
A baby capybara making its bath debut
Also, pay attention to the 10 babies who will make their bath debut at this season’s event, and the babies who will take their first bath on the first day of the event.
A baby capybara
1 male / 2 females
1 male / 2 females
■ What is a capybara?
Capybara parent and child
Inhabits thickets and forests near the waterfront on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains in South America.
It is the largest of the rodents (a group of rats), with a body length of 100 cm to 130 cm and a weight of about 50 kg.
They inhabit grasslands near water in groups of 20 to 30. They have strong bodies with long, coarse hair and sparse hair. They are good at swimming and diving. They are herbivorous, and we feed cabbage, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, green grass, hay, and solid feed for herbivores in our garden.
The gestation period is about 5 months, and 1 to 8 cubs are born per litter. They feed 4 to 8 times a day, and start chewing grass and cabbage 2 to 3 days after birth, and are weaned in about 3 months. Izu Cactus Zoological Park
Open-air bath special HP of the original capybara
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