The Red-Rumped Agouti, Golden-rumped Agouti, or Brazil Agouti, Dasyprocta leporina, is a large rodent, native to Guyana, Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, the Lesser Antilles. Also called akuri in Guyana. They look similar to a guinea pig, but are larger and have longer legs. They eat fruits, seeds, and roots. Along with macaws, they are the only animal that can open a brazil nut without tools. The live in wooded or forest areas of northeastern South America.