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Acouchi
Myoprocta acouchy

Acouchis are rodents and are in the same family as agoutis.

Home Range
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil

Habitat
Tropical forest, thick brush

Diet
Acouchis are herbivores. They eat grass, roots, tender stems, leaves, and fruit.

Reproduction
One to four young are born after a gestation of about 99 days.

Social Structure
Acouchis live alone or in small groups.