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Azara’s agouti

Dasyprocta azarae

CHARACTERISTICS

Family
Dasyproctidae

Habitat
subtropical and tropical rainforests in large parts of South America

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Very Defensive Rodent
Azara’s agoutis either live together in family groups or as a pair. They defend their territory against incursions vigorously and often aggressively.
In order to find food they will enter urban areas. Azara’s agoutis are an endangered species due to deforestation and hunting.

Favourite Foods
Seeds, roots, bulbs and fruit

Conservation status