Fostering curiosity in kids (and their parents) since 2011

Wordless Wednesday: R.O.U.S.’s do exist

A capybara stands under his wooden shelter. Capybara's are the world's largest rodent.

That R.O.U.S (rodent of unusual size) is a Capybara, the world’s largest rodent. We spotted him at the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose, CA.

I would provide a 12-year-old for scale, but my daughter informed me that there was no way she was getting any closer to it. You will just have to believe me when I say this guy looked to us to be about as big as a medium-sized dog.

“You said ‘small pony’ when we were at the zoo, Mommyo.”

Small pony, medium-sized dog, whatever. The point is that this guy is larger than any rodent has any business being. Did I mention his teeth never stop growing?

Capybara at the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose. (Photo: Shala Howell)

In case you are curious — Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is a cute little place, great for kids 10 and under, with a smattering of animals, some kiddie roller coasters, and lots of playground areas to just enjoy being outside. My daughter at 12 was just a tad too old for it, but we enjoyed seeing the animals anyway.

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