Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Agoutis at Kanantik
A Hungry Agouti visiting Kanantik
Kanantik has lots of visitors - even very small ones! Agoutis are small rodents, related to guinea pigs. They live in a small family, and their lifespan is up to 20 years! The mother and father Agouti are mates for life.
These vegetarian animals eat fruits that drop from nearby trees. They particularly enjoy the local coconuts, as their strong canine teeth are able to make a hole in the cask allowing them to drink the water and eat the pulp.
Our friendly local Agouti, which tend to be quite shy, are now used to our guests at the resort, and often pose for photos - like this one! Agoutis are but one of the many species of wildlife guests can witness firsthand at Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort.