Thursday, July 31, 2014

Creature Feature #285: Grison

The Grison are two species of mustelid living in Central and South America - the Lesser and the Greater. This fellow is the Greater, and he is characterised by his larger size and silver-grey fur. He leads a terrestrial lifestyle, although is capable of climbing trees. During the day, he preys on small vertebrates, zig-zagging throughout his large territory and pausing occasionally to scent the air. He may share his territory with his mate, who will birth up to four cubs in October; tiny and blind, they grow fast, reaching adult size in just four months.

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