BehaviorDespite being active during the day, Azara's Agoutis are quite difficult to study as they are naturally extremely shy and will flee and hide when humans approach. Their shyness may be related to their solitary lifestyles but may be due to the fact that they are heavily preyed upon by many carnivorous species, including humans. However, if bred in captivity, it can become a trusting animal. Azara's Agouti will let out a little bark when alarmed. These animals are sometimes known as "jungle gardeners" as they often bury nuts and seeds and forget where they put them, therefore helping new plants to grow
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