Black Agouti (Dasyprocta fuliginosa)
Amazon Rain Forest. ECUADOR. South America
Diurnal and terrestrial. Usually solitary or in pairs. The feed on fruit and nuts. These are the largest of the agoutis. When alarmed they stamp their feet and give a short series of grunts or whistlelike calls.
HABITAT & RANGE: Found in mature and disturbed rainforest, deciduous forest and montane forest. Western Amazon Basin west of the Rios Negro and Madeira in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. To above 1,000 m in elevation.
They are heavily hunted but persist near villages.