Azara’s Agouti


Dasyprocta azarae

  • Native to: The Azara’s Agouti is native to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina in south America and is found in tropical rainforests and tropical dry forests.
  • Diet: Generally herbivorous, they eat seeds, nuts, fruits, shoots and leaves.
  • Lifespan: Up to 20 years.
  • IUCN Status: Data Deficient.
  • Fun Facts: They are often referred to as ‘jungle gardeners’ as they bury nuts and seeds to come back to later only to forget where they are and therefore sowing the seeds for new things to grow. These extremely shy creatures are active during the day and usually live alone.  They make their homes by digging burrows under rocks and amongst tree roots.

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October 12, 2014