All About Agoutis

All About Agoutis

Species Description Agoutis are rodents in the genus Dasyprocta, which consists of 12 known species found throughout Central and South America. These small mammals may grow up to 2.5 feet long and weigh up to 13 pounds [1]. Their fur comes in many shades of orange,...
Rare Amazon Jungle Dog Caught on Video

Rare Amazon Jungle Dog Caught on Video

The Amazon jungle dog, Atelocynus microtis, is one of the forest’s most elusive animals. The short-eared dog is timid, about the size of a fox, and has a dark coloring that helps it hide from predators in the underbrush of the forest. They are so difficult to spot...
Brazil plans to stop the killing of pink dolphins

Brazil plans to stop the killing of pink dolphins

SAO PAULO — Brazil will temporarily ban the catch of a type of catfish in an effort to halt the killing of the Amazon pink dolphin, whose flesh is used as bait, the Fishing and Aquaculture Ministry said Tuesday. Ministry spokesman Ultimo Valadares said the government...