Please note: 
• On Free Fun Friday, August 26, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m. 
• Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 27, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic, and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.


Central American Agouti

Dasyprocta punctata


About the Central American Agouti


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

Up to 9 pounds

Seeds and fruits, and sometimes plants and fungi.

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