An agouti is described as a large rodent which is a native of South America extending to Mexico up to some parts of Argentina. This animal may be quite large, weighing four kilograms, or nine pounds. They also create a role in the rainforest ecology. Furthermore, since they came from the wild, they are most likely to be found in several zoos worldwide. Some of these agouti species are of high risk since hunting and destructing them are very prevalent.