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Central American Agouti

Dasyprocta punctata

Agouti

About the Central American Agouti

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Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Dasyproctidae
Genus: Dasyprocta
Species: punctata

Size:
Up to 9 pounds

Diet:
Seeds and fruits, and sometimes plants and fungi.

Behavior:
Agoutis often live in pairs, staying together most of their lives. Each pair establishes a territory with a few regularly used sleeping sites. They forage for seeds and nuts, saving food for later by burying nuts individually.

Median Life Expectancy:
Over 10 years in the wild