Greater Grison has a long body with short legs. The coat
consists of long, soft hairs and has distinct color pattern.
A white stripe runs from the forehead, over the ears and
separates the black face and underside from the grayish
back. Length of the head and body is 47-55 cm with a tail
length of 16 cm.
Grisons live in small groups and make dens
out of rocky crevices, tree roots or underground tunnels.
They hunt small rodents both day and night. They are skillful
swimmers and climbers but spend most of their time on the
female gives birth in October to 2-4 young.
Grisons are found in forests and grasslands
at altitudes of up to 4,000 feet in Argentina, Bolivia,
Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, (San Luis
Potosi and Veracruz), Panama, Peru and Venezuela.