#CapybaraAppreciationDay – #WhoKnew? – #MikeAllegra That’s Who!

“Almost Ready for Your Close Up, Capy!”

Yes, it really is a THING, and July 10 is it! If you don’t believe me, head on over to read Mike Allegra’s wonderful post on this very topic, with some of the cutest pics you’ve ever seen: https://mikeallegra.com/2022/07/07/is-there-a-capybara-appreciation-day.

I confess, I am a longtime capybara fan, but I know many of you may not really be familiar with this wonderful critter, let alone his very special DAY, so I thought I’d share Mike’s post. Do stop by. You’ll love it! (And you can find out more about Mike’s books there, too, especially his upcoming release, Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles. I can’t wait to get this one for my granddaughter. And me! 😁

Capys heading over to the big
Capybara Appreciation Day Party!

32 thoughts on “#CapybaraAppreciationDay – #WhoKnew? – #MikeAllegra That’s Who!

    • Neither did I, Jeanne, until I saw Mike’s post. OH, the pics he shares are Cuteness Personified! Be sure to stop by and you’ll see what I mean. And thanks for dropping in today and taking a moment to let the world know you’re a bona fide Capy Fan!! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  1. That clip of the one with the hairdresser is brilliant! Then I clicked on the link and there were even more surprises – the biggest being the one with the crocodile/caiman. Wow! Many thanks, Marci. ❀ ❀ ❀

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    • You’re welcome, Trish! I loved Mike’s post so much, I knew I was going to pass it along, and then realized today was the perfect day to share it. It IS a caiman, btw. I’ve noticed that most folks across the pond tend to refer to all crocodilians as crocodiles, but it isn’t so. Alligators, Crocodiles, Caimans, Gharials/Gavials, Chinese Alligators, etc … each is a very distinct species. (See … this is why I can’t HELP but give wildlife presentations. I just LOVE talking about the amazing variety of critters we share our planet with. I’m pathetic!)

      I’m so glad you enjoyed learning more about these adorable little guys (okay, pretty darn big for a RODENT. The world’s largest, in fact!). Thanks for stopping by here and for visiting Mike’s place, too.

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    • What a fantabulous compliment, Mike. I think I’ll have a t-shirt made. Or at least a special Capybooster Badge! I can wear it to those talks I’m always nattering on about. BUT, if I’m honest–and sometimes I actually am–YOU are the Capybooster Extraordinaire, my friend! I’m just proud to march along beside you, proclaiming to all that the fantastically floofy capybara is the undisputed Monarch of CUTE! (Long may he reign!!)

      Thanks for dropping in this morning, Mike, and … HAPPY CAPYBARA APPRECIATION DAY! 😊❀️😊


    • They definitely DO exhibit characterful behavior, Michael! So glad you enjoyed the posts, and hope you checked out Mike’s blog for even more fun pics and info. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜€ ❀


    • I haven’t “known” Mike a very long time, but I’ve been duly impressed with his wit and humor, and his affection for capybaras, too. I’ve loved them since meeting my first one face to face at the Pittsburgh Zoo back when I was in my 20s. (MANY decades ago!) Glad to know you like them, too, Pam, and that you enjoyed the little video. Thanks so much for stopping by today! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  2. I love capybaras! I first learned about them by watching The Wild Thornberrys with my kids when they were little. We learned a lot about animals watching that show! Off to look at the linked post…

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    • Thanks, Amy! And I think my kids watched that show, too. Nothing like a good nature show, eh? Glad you already know how adorable capys are, and hope you enjoy Mike’s post! Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ˜€ ❀


    • We do have an over-abundance of invasive exotic critters down here we are trying to control. Only a few ever truly get naturalized, though. Coyotes are now considered a keynote species, but then, they lived in Florida long before humans did, then headed west, and in the 1970s began returning, via a natural migration process. So they weren’t really ever considered invasive.

      As for capys, haven’t heard of any that have invaded the Sunshine State. Yet. But honestly, I don’t think they’ve done so elsewhere in the country, either. They are very popular critters in zoos and petting zoos, but so far, I haven’t read of any wild populations establishing themselves in the States.

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    • I did once, many years ago, but I’ve never forgotten it. They are so dad-blasted cuddly and cute, how can you not want to hug them? I just love their faces!!

      Glad you enjoyed “meeting” them, Sue! Hope you get to pet one someday! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    • I think you just got a Christmas gift or two lined up, Janet! 😁I’ll bet they’d look adorable under your family tree(s). Glad you enjoyed the post, and thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜€ ❀


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