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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.