Brevard Zoo Welcomes Their First New Rainforest Inhabitant ‘Calypso’ the Capybara

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6-year-old rodent made her appearance at Zoo March 7

The Brevard Zoo announced their first new Rainforest Revealed inhabitant: Calypso the capybara. Although some of their current animals will call Rainforest Revealed their home, Calypso is the first new member of the Latin American loop family. (Brevard Zoo image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Brevard Zoo announced their first new Rainforest Revealed inhabitant: Calypso the capybara.

This six-year-old rodent made her appearance at the zoo on March 7.

Although some of their current animals will call Rainforest Revealed their home, Calypso is the first new member of the Latin American loop family.

Calypso is making her home behind the scenes but will join Biggie, our male capybara, in Rainforest Revealed when it’s completed later this year.

Another female is expected to join this group and they are hopeful for capybara pups in the future.

Calypso’s habitat—which is currently under construction—will feature a brand-new, open-air space with plenty of room for this water-loving animal to swim.

She may share her space with other species such as tapirs and giant anteaters.

Capybaras are the largest member of the rodent family, and the biggest threats to their survival are hunting and deforestation.

You can learn more about what to expect from Rainforest Revealed here.

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