This time on Candid Animal Cam, Romi introduces the tayra, a widespread member of the weasel family, found in Mexico and Central and South America …

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Look at me, I’m a tayra!

A tayra: Eira barbara.

Image: Ninahale, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Introducing a few other members of my weasel family (also known as mustelids) …

1. The American marten (scientific name: Martes americana)

Martes americana, Yellowstone NP.

Image: Tim Gage from Vancouver, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2. The least weasel (scientific name: Mustela nivalis)

Mustela nivalis, the least weasel.

Image: Keven Law, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

3. The sea otter (scientific name: Enhydra lutris)

A sea otter (Enhydra lutris) in California, USA.

Image: Marshal Hedin from San Diego, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Aren’t we cute? And there are many more of us – almost 60 living species in fact! We include the martens, weasels, otters, ferrets, badgers, and wolverines, among others.

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