Red-rumped agoutis are found in tropical and dry forests of Central and South America.
IN THE WILD – Fruit, nuts, shoots and leaves
IN THE ZOO – Fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts
- 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