A South American tree-dwelling member of the weasel family, related to ferrets, martens, and fishers. Like most weasels, they are great fighters, but also easy to tame if raised from infancy.
Jaguars can't climb fast enough, or high enough (smaller branches) to catch a tayra. Even the smaller cats aren't fast enough, but if one were to sneak up on a sleeping tayra in the treetops, it would probably become the tayra's meal!
by Jill Gibb December 08, 2006