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Large Rodents Roam Rio’s Olympic Golf Course

A rodent is stealing the spotlight from Olympic golfing. After 112 years, golf returns to the Olympics in Rio, but the cute, native rodents called capybaras are the talk of the fairway, causing many Olympic golfers to pause practice and take pictures of the animals exploring the course. The golf course is called Reserva de Marapendi, and it was built on sandy and swampy land within a coastal nature preserve in Barra, a western suburb of Rio. As such, there are a variety of animals that...

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