Animal Age

How old does a Central American agouti get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Central American agouti reaches?

An adult Central American agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) usually gets as old as 10 years.

Central American agoutis are around 99 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 6.87 kg (15.15 lbs) and measure 62.1 cm (2′ 1″). As a member of the Dasyproctidae family (genus: Dasyprocta), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 57.4 cm (1′ 11″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Central American agouti gets as old as 10 years

The Central American agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) is a species of agouti from the family Dasyproctidae. The main portion of its range is from Chiapas and the Yucatan Peninsula (southern Mexico), through Central America, to northwestern Ecuador, Colombia and far western Venezuela. A highly disjunct population is found in southeastern Peru, far southwestern Brazil, Bolivia, western Paraguay and far northwestern Argentina. The disjunct population has been treated as a separate species, the brown agouti (Dasyprocta variegata), but a major review of the geographic variation is necessary. The Central American agouti has also been introduced to Cuba, Bahamas, Jamaica, Hispaniola and the Cayman Islands.Though some populations are reduced due to hunting and deforestation, large populations remain and it is not considered threatened.

Animals of the same family as a Central American agouti

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Dasyproctidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Central American agouti

With an average age of 10 years, Central American agouti are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Central American agouti

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Central American agouti

A fully grown Central American agouti reaches around 2.31 kg (5.09 lbs). So do these animals: