The Brandywine Zoo’s capybara, Candace was originally a relinquished pet and was first acquired by Franklin Park Zoo. She then moved to Elmwood Park Zoo and finally came to the Brandywine Zoo on July 2, 2014. Because she was formerly a pet, we do not know her exact birth date, but we estimate it to be December 1, 2011.
THREATS & CONSERVATION
This species is severely threatened by hunting. Occasionally, they are illegally poached for meat, pelts, and because they graze competitively with livestock.