Paca

The Paca (Paca Cuniculus) is a species of rodent in the family Cuniculidae. Nocturnal, feeding on fruit or roots. Like the Capivara it´s originally found in nearly all Brazil. Pacas are found from southern Mexico to northern Argentina. Pacas live in tropical rain forests primarily but are also found in a wide variety of forest habitats, including mangrove swamps, deciduous and semi-deciduous forest, upland scrub dense, narrow and growth along river banks. Both species of Paca mainly eat fruit but their diet changes throughout its and range based on the seasons. Other foods include roots, seeds, leaves, buds, and flowers. In the wild, Pacas are herbivores. It is characterized by its harsh and bristly coat, red with white spots. The legs are strong and end in large claws. It has four toes on front paws and five on the back. Its tail is tiny. Species:
* Lowland Paca, Cuniculus Paca
* Mountain Paca, Cuniculus Taczanowskii