MAMMAL MONDAY # 69
We’re going to South America to meet a rodent today! Grab your night vision goggles, backpacks and let’s head out on today’s adventure to meet our mammal buddy!
MEET THE PACA!
Diet: Herbivore: flowers, fruits, buds
Length/Weight: 23 ½-32”/13-26 lbs
Conservation Status: common
- Pacas have short bodies and legs.
- They are solitary.
- Pacas are excellent swimmers.
- Pacas have 4 spotty stripes down their sides.
- They live in burrows or hollow trees.
- Pacas are nocturnal.
Pacas are cute little mammals. There are so many different species of larger rodents in South America. Do you have a favorite?