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Bolivia: Capybaras take over golf club deserted amid coronavirus outbreak02:49

Bolivia: Capybaras take over golf club deserted amid coronavirus outbreak

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz
April 05, 2020 at 03:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

At the Urubo Golf Country Club in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, world's friendliest rodents capybaras have been spotted more frequently in recent days as the club has not been frequented often due to the coronavirus outbreak, as footage filmed on Saturday shows.

Dozens of rodents could be seen moving in herds and swimming in the lagoon of the exclusive resort now deserted.

As a local worker explained, up to 40 capybaras took over the grounds of the golf club since the quarantine started.

The mammals, which are usually seen in smaller numbers in the area, are known as the largest rodent in the world and are a native species of Bolivia.

The country, whose government declared a quarantine on March 21, recorded 139 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 10 deaths as of Saturday.

Bolivia: Capybaras take over golf club deserted amid coronavirus outbreak02:49
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At the Urubo Golf Country Club in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, world's friendliest rodents capybaras have been spotted more frequently in recent days as the club has not been frequented often due to the coronavirus outbreak, as footage filmed on Saturday shows.

Dozens of rodents could be seen moving in herds and swimming in the lagoon of the exclusive resort now deserted.

As a local worker explained, up to 40 capybaras took over the grounds of the golf club since the quarantine started.

The mammals, which are usually seen in smaller numbers in the area, are known as the largest rodent in the world and are a native species of Bolivia.

The country, whose government declared a quarantine on March 21, recorded 139 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 10 deaths as of Saturday.

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