Time: 3:00 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes
Age Interest: Adults and children ages 8 and up, one adult per child required. Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Members $30 per person
Non-Members $35 per person
Max 6 people per experience, mixed parties.
(zoo admission not included)
The "Happy Capy" Experience brings you behind-the-scenes at the Zoo’s cenote bridge in the Harriet W. & George D. Cornell Tropics of the Americas section to meet two of our female capybara sisters! Take some photos, learn some amazing facts, and sit back and relax as the world’s largest rodents come up and nibble on some greens right from your hand! Please note, this experience does not allow guests to pet or touch the capybara's. Guests will enjoy a close interation while seated and Zoo Keepers will provide the greens which guests will be able to feed to our capybara sisters.
“We are proud to offer this unique experience for animal-lovers who want to come even closer to wildlife,” explained Nancy Nill, Associate Curator for the Zoo. “Many of our guests may not realize exactly what is a capybara, but they are interesting mammals that play an important role in the ecosystem.”
“Someone may have a misconception that because capybaras are rodents, they are therefore not worthwhile,” Nill continued. “When you come close and see them in person, you realize they are intelligent, social animals that are curious and very cute!”