[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

Lowland Paca Coloring Sheet

  [Coendou prehensilis]
  Conservation Status: Least Concern
  Habitat: Forest and rainforest
  Size: 12-31”; Tail: 13-19”
  Weight: 4-11 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 17 years
  Gestation Period: 195-210 days
  Number of Young: 1

  prehensile tailed porcupine map

  -  Also known as Brazilian porcupine
  -  Use their prehensile tail for grasping and hanging
  -  Tail does not have spines
  -  Foot has long-clawed digits that are ideal for moving and foraging in trees
  -  Spend over 85% of their time in trees where they sleep, forage, and interact with other porcupines

Prehensile - Tailed Porcupines Coloring Sheet

  [Hystrix cristata]
  Habitat: Forest, savanna, shrubland, grassland and rocky areas
  Weight: 20+ lbs (up to 60)
  Average Lifespan: 15 years
  Gestation Period:
107-112 days
  Number of Young:
  Conservation Status: Least Concern



  - Largest porcupine on earth
  - Will stamp its feet, whirr the quills, and charge the disturber back end first trying to stab the enemy with the thicker, shorter quills
  - In defense, known to have killed lions, leopards, hyenas, even humans
  - Very seldom climb trees, but can swim.
  - Nocturnal and monogamous

African Crested Porcupine Coloring Sheet

  [Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris]
  Habitat: Semi-aquatic, forests
  Length: 4.3’
  Weight: Up to 145 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 10 years
  Gestation Period: 130 - 150 days
  Number of Young: 2-8
  Conservation Status: Least Concern


  - Capybaras can survive under water for up to five minutes.
  - They are usually found in groups, between 10 and 30 controlled by a dominant male.
  - They are herbivores, mainly grazing on grass.
  - They communicate through a combination of scent and sound.
  - Their predators are jaguar, puma, ocelot, eagle and caiman and is the preferred prey of the anaconda.
  - They are also hunted for their meat and pelt.

Capybara Coloring Sheet

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