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Red-Rumped Agouti

Tolypeutes matacus

NATURAL HABITAT
Red-rumped agoutis are found in tropical and dry forests of Central and South America.
DIET
in the wild – Fruit, nuts, shoots and leaves
in the Zoo – Fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts
FASCINATING FACTS
13 different species of agoutis exist
Only known species of agouti to be able to open the husk of a Brazil nut
Will sometimes bury nuts underground to dig up later
Communicate through grunts, squeals, screams and various postures
Mate for life