Animal Species

Brazilian Agouti
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Agoutis are valuable to the environment because they help disperse tree and plant seeds due to their hiding and storing behaviors.

Sponsors
September 2020 : Chase Merriman
February 2021 : Taliah Webster
March 2021 : Lucht Family
Habitat
Tropical and terrestrial habitats in northern South America
Size
Up to 2 feet long
Weight
About 2 pounds
Lifespan
15-20 years
Diet
fruits, vegetables, seeds and plants
Reproduction
1-3 young are born after a 104-120 day gestation
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Endoparasites, predators and hunting