Agouti

Agouti

Dasyprocta leporina

Vital Statistics

Height:

19 - 25 inches long

Weight:

6.5 - 13 lbs

Diet:

Rodent chow, guinea pig chow, cucumbers, celery, broccoli, string beans, carrots, butternut squash, peanuts and other mixed nuts

Conservation:

Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Forests of French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as parts of Venezuela, Columbia and Brazil

At The Zoo

Currently off-exhibit until Rainforest exhibit opening in Spring 2018

Did You Know?

They can jump up to five feet straight up in the air from a standing position, spin around, land, and dash off in the opposite direction!