Animal Kingdom Animals

Acouchi Myoprocta acouchy

Habitat

The acouchi lives in tropical forests and prefers areas with thick brush along riverbanks.

Diet in the wild

Grass, roots, leaves and fruits

Diet at the Zoo

Fruits, vegetables and rodent blocks

Fascinating Facts

  • Although part of the rodent family, they are active during the day
  • Lives alone or in small groups
  • Excellent at hiding because they are hunted by many animals
  • Has great hearing and will come running if they hear fruit fall from trees
  • Weighs between 1 and 3 pounds