2023 Update - please note that as of 2023 there is no longer a herd of capybara at Auckland Zoo.
We’re excited to announce that last Friday capybara Rosita gave birth to three capybara pups!
The largest rodents in the world, these social animals love to eat together and lucky zoo visitors may catch a glimpse of the pups sharing a meal with the herd in The Rainforest.
Did you know? While most mammals produce their own Vitamin C to help boost their immunity when they are stressed or sick. Humans and Capybara are part of a select few mammals that must consume Vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables as part of their diet.
While you're there, look out for their cheeky habitat mates – a troop of Bolivian squirrel monkeys!