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MOTHER'S LOVE.. A young Capybara water pig (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is seen here with its mother in a zoo in Zurich, Switzerland.

Six water pigs were born on August 11, but one died. Water pigs (Capybara) are not in fact pigs but rodents. The zoo, which overlooks the city and Lake Zurich, is home to more than 250 different wild species and contains a tropical rainforest mimicking the conditions of Madagascar's threatened Masaola Peninsula, with humid temperatures and sprinklers squirting 80,000 litres of water daily over exotic plants and trees.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 17, 2007
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