Agoutis are forest dwelling rodents that are mainly found in the rainforests of Central and South America. An oily substance covers the coarse hair on their body. Their hearing ability is sharp and they can hear sounds from a distance. Agoutis are active looking for food during the day . They are omnivorous animals and they like to eat fruits, nuts and seeds. Agouti live in groups.
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The agouti, a forest-dwelling rodent, is a very important member of the rainforest community. These animals are active throughout the day and can often be seen running about on the forest floor, foraging for fruits and nuts.
Agouti refers to a number of species of rodents, as well as a number of genes affecting coat coloration in several different animals
In Costa Rica, agoutis are common in relatively undisturbed forest from low elevations up to 2,000 m. They can live in the driest deciduous forests to the wettest tropical evergreen forests.
The agouti is a rodent from Central and South America rain forests that looks a bit like a really large guinea pig