Red-rumped Agouti

Red-rumped Agouti

Elegant rodents

Golden agoutis live in different types of forests, weigh from 3 to 6 kilograms, are 48-64 cm long, with characteristic red-orange fur on the lower part of the body.
They feed on seeds, pulp, leaves, roots and fruits, and sometimes insect larvae.

Characteristics

Order:
Rodentia

Family:
Dasyproctidae

Scientific name:
Dasyprocta leporina

Habitat:
Forest

Origin:
South America

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
15-20 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

On November 4, 2022, for the first time in Palić Zoo, a female golden agouti was born. Because of the shiny coat, which shines in the Sun, she got the name Chila (Csillag – star).

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