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Hairy Houdinis: 13 animal escape artists

By: Bryan Nelson on Aug. 17, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
A capybara in the sun.

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Bonnie and Clyde the capybaras

The adventurous peacock wasn't the only animal to shun captivity at the High Park Zoo in Toronto. Two capybaras dubbed "Bonnie and Clyde" by the public took off just moments after arriving at their new home in June 2016.

The pair was on the lam for weeks before one of them was captured. The other is still believed to be hanging around the zoo. The public and media have been eagerly following the fugitives' exploits on social media.

Closely related to guinea pigs, capybaras are the largest rodents in the world, weighing sometimes as much as 150 pounds.