White Capybaras found !

Did you know, that here on Fazenda Barranco Alto, we do have a new species of Capybara, known as Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris barranquensis ?!
Just joking !
But the truth is that our "normal" capybaras Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris have their fur bleached by the alkaline waters of our unique salt lakes called "salinas". Since capybaras are very teritorial, they keep around the same lakes. On this picture, you see baby animals that still have their natural color: dark brown. Once in a while you also see adult animals close to salt lakes with natural coloration, mostly young males looking for new partners ...
Come and see this unique happening with your own eyes ! Posted by Picasa