Azara’s Agouti occurs in forests of South America (Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina). The numbers are currently decreasing. The major threats are poaching and hunting.
■ Listed as Data Defiecient (DD) in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
■ Within EAZA, captive population data are recorded in European Studbook since 2009. Currently the studbook is kept by Newquay Zoo.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Rodentia – rodents
■ Family Dasyproctidae – agoutis
■ Species Dasyprocta azarae – Azara’s Agouti