JoeJoe is one of the worlds largest rodents, a capybara. Normally living in South America, populating savannas and dense forests, it prefers a nearby body of water. So it’s of little wonder that JoeJoe loves “sleeping, eating, swimming, napping, snacking [and] bath time” as his Facebook tells us. Yes, JoeJoe has his own social media accounts…
One more thing, this capybara has in common with its wild fellows is loving to play with other animals. Nobody knows why capybaras are that keen with other species … But if you search the internet for “capybara cuddling with other animals” or something like that, you’ll get hours of video footage with all kinds of animals.
This animal friendship phenomenon doesn’t refer to smaller animals only. Capybaras are said to cuddle with all of them, including horses and dogs on the big side. On the other end are cats, guinea pigs and even ducklings. Maybe the love of water is the reason for the latter on.
And JoeJoe is no exception to this phenomenon … JoeJoe the capybara is three years old, living inside and is potty trained. So he might not encounter ducklings in the wild, but what about the bath tub? It’s water, it’s inside but there are no ducklings – not anymore. Just watch how cute they are, trying to climb on his back