|Tayra Eira barbara|
|Serra Bonita, Camacan, Bahia, Brazil
Tayra are distributed in Central and South America from southern Mexico to northern Argentina. They are found in forest of all types as well as in gardens and plantations.
|A member of the weasel family Mustelidae it is the size of a small dog. The head can vary in
colour from dark brown to yellowish.
They are either solitary or in pairs and have a large home range of up to 24 km².
|They are omnivorous feeding on rodents and other small mammals, insects, eggs, fruit and honey so they are both
terrestrial and arboreal. They are not seen often because they are quite wary but I have seen them as they crash down a tree having been disturbed by
Despite being wary, they can get used to humans. This particular individual was seen near the lodge at Serra Bonita. There is a page on Wikipedia with more information.
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