Spring River Zoo has some new residents that are ready to meet the public. Three young capybaras will soon be settling into their new home at the Roswell zoo where visitors can come see them as they make their debut at the facility Saturday (Dec. 18).
The trio of male capybaras are four and a half months old. They came to Spring River Zoo from Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park in Litchfield Park, Ariz., where they were born Aug. 1. These are the first capybaras Spring River Zoo has ever had.
A special welcoming ceremony to introduce the capybaras will take place at the zoo Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
In addition to Saturday’s introduction of the capybaras, visitors can watch some enrichment activities for various animals throughout the day. Animals will be given special items they can play with, eat and otherwise enjoy.
Learn more about the capybaras and find a schedule for the enrichment activities: https://www.roswell-nm.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1019