Name That Animal

The only rule is: no researching. Post your best guess in the comments. Reading other people’s answers before posting your own is optional but there will likely be at least one correct answer in there so you may want to post first and read second. I will post the answer in the comments later today.

Note: There are 3 individuals represented in these 2 photos but they are all the same kind of animal.

20 thoughts on “Name That Animal

  1. Those BIG S. American rodents; I don’t know how to spell it, but I’ll try: cootamunday/cootamundies???

  2. I don’t know. I’m stumped. All I can guess is, it looks like a caviomorph to me – that is, related to capybara – but not a capybara, not with that coat.

  3. Answer Time

    This is a pacarana. From the Wiki entry:

    The Pacarana (Dinomys branickii) is a rare and slow-moving nocturnal rodent found only in tropical forests of the western Amazon River basin and adjacent foothills of the Andes Mountains from northwestern Venezuela and Colombia to western Bolivia, including the yungas.

  4. Unlike most folks, I like rodents. I had many as pets when I was young. They’re like minature dogs with little hands & most are very acrobatic & entertaining.

  5. aww, I totally missed this till just now. But I didn’t know the answer anyway so I learned something.

    love their whiffly noses <3

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