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

Faces of the Rainforest

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!