These small rodents love Brazil nuts, which they store underground in case of tough times ahead. Azara’s agoutis are the only rodents that can crack particularly hard nuts.
A treat for the ears:
Azara’s agoutis’ acute sense of hearing helps them to track down tasty treats, as they can hear when fruits and nuts fall from the trees.
Did you know that?
- The agoutis’ greenish fur is the perfect camouflage in rainforest undergrowth.
- They have long legs and are excellent sprinters.