Both are native to Brazil and inhabit similar territories. However, they rarely interact. In a zoo in Japan, however, they share the same enclosure. Recently, a zoo keeper caught some strange behavior inter-species behavior going on. The monkeys have begun to ride the capybara, even picking off fleas and grooming them. The capybara donâ€™t seem to mind as they jump on and off. Check out this incredible video.
Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.