Staff at Exmoor Zoo had an extra surprise Christmas present when doing their rounds on Christmas morning - two new capybara pups! The two were event fittingly born in a stable!

capybara and baby

Capybaras are basically large guinea pigs and have been delighting visitors with their antics over the Christmas period, the new pups joined another December arrival at the zoo, a caracal lynx kitten. 

lynx kitten

Danny Reynolds, Director at Exmoor Zoo, said: "New arrivals and births at the zoo are always exciting and even better getting a present like this on Christmas day!"

Plan your visit to Exmoor Zoo and see the new arrivals this year, find out more here