Two Brazilian agoutis arrived in December of 2010. The brothers, who were born on January 8, 2010, came to us from the Minnesota Zoo. In January of 2011, they weighed about 8 pounds.
Status in the Wild
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Least concern.
Rainforests or other forests of Northern Brazil. It also has been found in Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana and has been introduced to the Lesser Antilles.
This rodent is an herbivore and consumes mainly fallen fruits and nuts in its habitat.