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North American Mammals - Weasels,Badgers,Otters

Tayra (Eira barbara)
The Tayra is a weasel with a long, bushy tail and long neck with stocky head. The body is usually dark brown, and the head is paler brown. There is usually a white patch on its throat. It is about the size of a medium... Read more >
Sea Otter
Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)
The Sea Otter has brown or reddish brown fur. The tail is less than a third of the body length. They have the densest fur of all mammals - this helps them maintain warmth in the ocean. The hind legs are long with broad,... Read more >

Wolverine (Gulo gulo)
The Wolverine looks like a large marten. It is heavily built with strong legs, large head, small rounded ears and short tail. Wolverines have long blackish brown fur with a light brown band down each side of body from... Read more >
Northern River Otter
Northern River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
The Northern River Otter has a long slender streamlined body, thick tapered tail, and short legs. The face is short with small ears. The fur is dark brown or almost black above with lighter underside. The throat and... Read more >
American Marten
American Marten (Martes americana)
The American Marten is long and slender with large eyes and ears like a cat. The body is light brown with a gray head. The legs and tail are dark brown or black. Their is a cream patch on the chest. The claws are sharp... Read more >
Fisher (Martes pennanti)
The Fisher is brown or dark brown with black legs and tail. There is sometimes a cream patch on the chest. The feet have five toes with retractable claws. They are solitary animals and are active by day and night. Read more >
Ermine (Mustela erminea)
The Ermine is a kind of weasel with long slender body, short legs, long neck with triangular head. It has black eyes and rounded ears. In summer, the fur is brown above and creamy white underneath. In winter the fur is... Read more >
Long-tailed Weasel
Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
Long-tail weasels have a long slender body, short legs and a small, narrow head with long whiskers. The fur is cinnamon brown above and yellowish-white underneath. In northern populations the coat is white in winter and... Read more >
Black-footed Ferret
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes)
The Black-footed ferret is one of the most endangered mammals in North America. It has yellowish-buff fur with paler underside. The forehead, muzzle, and throat are white. The feet are black and there is a black mask... Read more >
Least Weasel
Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis)
The Least Weasel has a long slender body with long neck, flat, narrow head and short legs. It has large round ears and large black eyes. The feet have five fingers with sharp claws. The fur is dark brown above and white... Read more >
American Mink
American Mink (Mustela vison)
The American Mink has dark brown fur with white patches on the chin, chest, and throat. The body is long and slender with short legs and a pointed short face. The Mink is semi-aquatic and has partially webbed feet to... Read more >
American Badger
American Badger (Taxidea taxus)
The American Badger has a flattened body with short and stocky legs. The fur on the back and sides is grayish or reddish. The underside is a buff color. The throat and chin are whitish, and the face has black patches.... Read more >

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