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Green Acouchi +

Myoprocta pratti

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • Green Acouchi
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When feeding, the agoutis sit on their hind legs and hold the food with their front paws. Since they bury excess food, they significantly contribute to the spread of plants. They are not able to dig and therefore they take over abandoned dens of other animal, e.g. the armadillos. Status according to Red List: least concern

Classification:

Order rodents, family agoutis

Diet:

Fruit, leaves, buds, and young shoots

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest and wet savannahs, preferably close to water

Reproduction:

Mating all year round; gestation time: 95–100 days, 2–4 young; sexual maturity: 8–10 months; maximum age: above 10 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Status according to Red List:

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