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Man of the World by Mouselemur Man of the World by Mouselemur
Photo taken in August, 2016 @ ZieZoo Volkel, The Netherlands

This is a rather deceptive photo. Here you can see the male Tayra lounging in his tire. Actually, he was sleeping in there non-stop while we were there, but this one was really the one minute of luck in which he didn't just open his eyes but lifted his head.
Why deceptive, you ask? Because while he's out there, his girl was inside - with her newborn babies :D
They really are a very productive couple,  having nursed perhaps about 3 litters since we've been coming here. These babies weren't announced yet, so when we came a month later and saw these teeny tiny heads poking out - the pups being a tad too adventurous than their mother would like - it was a pleasant surprise. These guys are so incredibly cute as babies, and we've seen them growing up. becoming more boisterous and playful, and kind of a menace for their parents :giggle: Their antics make it really hard to get a good photo (also considering the enclosure, which has a lot of dark spots), but sometimes it's good to just watch and enjoy ;)

Species: Tayra

Latin name: Eira Barbara

Originates from Central and South America.

Current status: Least Concern

 Did you know: 

…The indigenous people often refer to the Tayra as “cabeza del viejo”, meaning “old man’s head” due to their wrinkled facial skin.

…They have a light patch on their chest, and the fur on their neck and heads can change from brown to grey (or black to brown) as they age.

…In Central and South America, they are also known as Tolomuco, Perico Ligero, Irara, San Hol and Viejo de Monte.

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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Photographer
Cute :)
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Photographer
Very welcome :)
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:iconpoisen2014:
poisen2014 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
sweet
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconpoisen2014:
poisen2014 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
my pleasure :) (Smile) 
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Awwwwwww just plain sweetness :heart:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Watching them always makes me feel that way :aww:
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
You have been featured :) -- Selections
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :hug:
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
wonderful 
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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:iconhuronna:
Huronna Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
reminds me of the way my ferrets sleep
Adorable
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, these guys really love to curl up, just like ferrets! They're related in some way, too, I believe :)
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:iconjd20mg:
JD20mg Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
A Bush dog?
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Tayra, a different south/central American animal :)
I didn't really think of the similarity until you mentioned it, but I totally get where you're coming from. Tayras area bit darker in coloring, fairly smaller and of a slimmer built, and more climbers than ground dwellers.
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:iconjd20mg:
JD20mg Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Wow!  I Googled them.  They look more like little saber toothed minks instead of dogs.  Thanks for the info.
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem ;)
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LOZRocksmysocks77 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Adorable!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :meow:
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:iconlozrocksmysocks77:
LOZRocksmysocks77 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
You're welcome 🙂
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:icongalinas-claim:
Galinas-Claim Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
CUTE!  Very cool capture!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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ShadowIsStillAlive Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, they're so cute!
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
They really are :aww:
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