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Cute Pet Capybaras Celebrated on Caplin Day

Tomorrow is Caplin Day, so today you'll want to prepare to celebrate (get those blueberry yogurt bars into the freezer). Caplin Day is the birthdate of one of the United States' most famous pet capybaras. It may be safe to say that the late, beloved Caplin Rous is the best-known capybara ever, since his successor, Garibaldi "Gari" Rous, does not even have a day named for him yet.

Many of you have heard of the capybara, a native of South America and the world's largest rodent, which weighs roughly 100 pounds at maturity. The Phoenix Zoo has capybaras.

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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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