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These Baby Capybaras at the Montgomery Zoo are Everything

These baby capybaras are the cutest animals we've seen in a long, long time...

There’s nothing cuter than a baby, especially the four new baby capybaras at the Montgomery Zoo!

Zoo officials said the little ones made their public debut just one week ago on Thanksgiving Day. What a reason to be thankful!

The capybara is native to Central and South America. The scientific name for the species is “hydrochaeris,” meaning “water hog.” This also means the capybara is a semi-aquatic mammal and can be found near riverbanks, ponds and marshes.

Mom, dad and pups are all doing well and can be seen on display in the Zoo’s South American Realm.

Check them out in the pictures below:

Pictures provided by Montgomery Zoo employee Rachel Lamkin

If you want to know what a full-grown capybara looks like, here’s a video of one of the rodents viciously attacking a dog:

We’re kidding, obviously. Most capybara are perfectly friendly!

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