[Cuniculus paca]


  Habitat: Tropical forests
  Height: 23-32"
  Weight: 15-26 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 13 years
  Gestation Period: 115-120 days
  Number of Young: 1-2
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  Cuniculus paca range

- Also known as spotted paca
- They are terrestrial mammals, preferring the wooded banks of streams and ponds
- They are good diggers, constructing burrows in banks, slopes, or among tree roots or rocks
- They are nocturnal so they forage at night, following well-defined paths to feed on foliage, roots, nuts, seeds, and fruits
- They are excellent swimmers, using water as a means of escaping predators

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