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Capybara at the 'Pantanal' @ Szeged Zoo, Hungary

The Capybaras in Szeged Zoo live in one of the South-American exhibits, which is called 'Pantanal'. This is a huge area in the zoo's South-America section: it has got a wetland profile, like swamps and open watersurfaces, but there are open grassy areas and forested habitats, too. Capybaras share the enclosure with Brazilian tapirs. This amazing enclosure very similar to the 'original' Pantanal, and animals enjoy that very much.

Capybara at the 'Pantanal' @ Szeged Zoo, Hungary
Orycteropus, 16 May 2008
    • Orycteropus
      The Capybaras in Szeged Zoo live in one of the South-American exhibits, which is called 'Pantanal'. This is a huge area in the zoo's South-America section: it has got a wetland profile, like swamps and open watersurfaces, but there are open grassy areas and forested habitats, too. Capybaras share the enclosure with Brazilian tapirs. This amazing enclosure very similar to the 'original' Pantanal, and animals enjoy that very much.
    • ^Chris^
      This is a fantastic enclosure. It don't suppose it was particularly expensive to build, yet it looks like a perfect replication of the South American wetlands.
    • okapikpr
      Are you sure that's not the actual Pantanal? :) Great exhibit, are there any other species in this area besides capybara and tapir?
    • Orycteropus
      Chris, You are right. The creation of this exhibit is not so expensive, because this area is one part of the natural landscape of the zoo. I would rather say, that this zoo adopts to the fact that for which species they have the possibility to create the most appropriate captive environment. Fortunately, this zoo spezialized in keeping South American animals. :)

      Okapikpr, no, unfortunately I have never been at the actual Pantanal. :):)Currently these two species live inside the enclosure (except for some native fish, amphibian, reptile and bird species). But on one occasion I saw some goats inside the exhibit in order to make some browsing … :) But I’m waiting for good ideas …
      :)
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