Brazilian agouti

Brazilian agouti

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Dasyproctidae
Species : Dasyprocta leporina

 

Keywords: red , orange

Which zoos have them?
Artis (Netherlands) and Los Angeles Zoo (United States)

The Brazilian agouti is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Agouti

Adult weight : 3.265 kg (7.183 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 18 years

Female maturity :193 days

Gestation : 112 days

Litter size : 1

Basal metabolic rate : 9 W

Body mass : 2.687 kg (5.9114 lbs)

Temperature : 37.85 °C (100.13 °F)

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