Some people describe these animals as “guinea pigs on stilts”, despite being active during the day, Azara’s agoutis are quite difficult to study, as they are naturally extremely shy and will flee and hide when humans approach. Azara’s agoutis will let out little barks when alarmed. These animals are sometimes known as “jungle gardeners”, as they often bury nuts and seeds and forget where they put them, therefore helping new plants to grow.
Did You Know…
Azara`s agoutis were named after Spaniard Felix Manuel de Azara.
Diet – Herbivores: feeding on seeds, roots and fallen fruits.
Threat Status – Data Deficient
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