Two Brazilian agoutis were born in January 2010 and arrived at the Zoo in December of 2010. The brothers came to us from the Minnesota Zoo.
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.