Tokyo's Capyneko Cafe features cute kittehs cavorting with calm capybaras in a peaceful indoor environment where cats & rodents living together won't cause mass hysteria.
Capybaras? In my cat cafe? It's more likely than you think... especially if you live in Tokyo where it's not just likely, it's long overdue! The newly-opened Capyneko Cafe is conveniently located near the train station in Tokyo's trendy Kichijoji district
Owner and operator Akane Nakagawa's concept for a combination cat & capybara cafe sets the business apart from the many other types of animal cafes that have sprung up in recent years.
Capybaras are native to South America and are the world's largest rodents. They get along well with cats as the latter are reluctant to bite off more than they can chew, so to speak. Capybaras also enjoy interacting with people provided they reciprocate the quiet, peaceful personality that has made these golden-furred creatures so popular in Japan.
Like many animal cafes, Capyneko Cafe encourages visitors to interact with their non-human hosts and, if they hit it off, an adoption can be arranged. Don't get TOO excited, though: the fostering policy only applies to the cats so, sorry to say, the cafe's resident capybaras won't be going home with you anytime soon. (via PR Times)