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!

e & e night rainforest


paca   Range/Habitat: South Mexico-East South America/rainforest, grasslands,


   Diet: Herbivore: flowers, fruits, buds

   Length/Weight: 23 ½-32”/13-26 lbs

   Conservation Status: common


Fun Facts:

  •          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?

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  1. Mom is afraid of rodents. But I think they look like fun, and I wish I could play with them. Love your night vision glasses, E and E.

    Love and licks,

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