The Azara’s Agouti (Dasyprocta azarae) is a rodent mammal in the Dasyproctidae family of incisor-toothed agouti, native to South America, in countries such as Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.
The Azara’s Agouti is a stout brown-furred animal, with a russet-yellow rump. It has pink ears and a pink nose with a white chin. It has dark eyes. Its front feet are grey-black with four toes, and its back feet have three toes. It has a small tail.
The adult grows to 48-64 centimetres (19-25 inches) long.
The Azara’s Agouti lives in pairs or small family groups. It mates for life. The female has 1-4 young, after a pregnancy of 104-120 days.
From birth, the juvenile looks similar to its parents. The parents take care of their young and are good parents. The juvenile becomes independent after about 5 months.
The photographed Azara Agouti is two weeks old. It was born on 28 May 2021.
Location of photographs: Paris Zoo, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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