Our group of Azara’s agouti can be found at the top of Lake Road, opposite our fishing cat.
Azara’s agoutis are found in South America. They occur in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. They are also common in Eastern Bolivia. These rodents inhabit forest patches within savannahs and lowland Atlantic forests.
Their diet consists of fruits, nuts, seeds, shoots and leaves.
Azara’s agouti are currently described as “Data Deficient”. They are thought to be at risk in the wild but there is not enough scientific information available at the moment to classify them properly. Their main threats are habitat destruction and hunting which may mean they have gone locally extinct in some areas.