Tayras are weasel-like mammals
native to tropical and subtropical
forests. They are skilled climbers
and active both day and night.

Behaviour: Tayras are diurnal animals, although occasionally active during the evening or at night. They usually travel alone or in pairs.


Their primary diet is small mammals, reptiles, and fruit.


The Tayra is found in almost all of Latin America, from the tropi-
cal coastal region of Mexico to northern Argentina

6 km

Fun Fact

They may travel at least 6 km (3.7 mi) in a single night


Enjoys a lifespan of up to 18 years in captivity

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