hutia

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hutia

(huːˈtɪə)
n
(Animals) any of the fairly large rat-like rodents of the family Capromyidae native to Cuba, the West Indies and northern South America
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Small islands had coastlines rich with fish, and the absence of dense woodlands made them more suited to farming and hunting small prey such as iguanas, tortoises and hutias, a cat-sized rodent.
But, looking over two decades of captive breeding, only a handful of animals owe their survival to captive breeding--red wolves, Jamaican hutias, Micronesian kingfishers, Guam rails, black-footed ferrets, Pare David's deer, Arabian oryx, golden lion tamarins, California condors and a few others.
There were 12 species of insectivores, 18 of sloth (both terrestrial and arboreal), and between four and seven simians, and more than 55 rodents, mainly hutias (Capromys and related genera).