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(Galictis vittata)

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The Grison is also called Huron. A weasel-like mammal with short legs; grayish or 'grizzled' above and on sides; black muzzle, throat, chest, and limbs; 45 to 55cm (18to 21in) long, plus short tail. This species is regulated in Costa Rica for conservation purposes. (Tejón, Grisón).


Low elevation forests, especially near waterways, countrywide; night and morning active; found on the ground.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Grison (Galictis vittata), Costa Rica