The Tropical or Amazon Weasel lives in the remote jungles of South America, more specifically, in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It measures up to 38 cm (15 inches). Like most weasels, they usually eat small mammals. This weasel is extremely rare to see at all. It is listed as Data Deficient in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, which means that there is so little information on it, that they can not make a direct or even an indirect assessment of how much danger it is of becoming extinct. The risk is probably very high, though as everyday we take a little more of its home away, and due to the fact that they are so hard to find, let alone capture.

Mustela africana

Species of Weasels

Tropical Weasel | Mountain Weasel | Short-tailed Weasel | Colombian Weasel | Long-tailed Weasel | Japanese Weasel | Yellow-bellied Weasel | Indonesian Mountain Weasel | Least Weasel | Malayan Weasel | Siberian Weasel | Back-striped Weasel | Egyptian Weasel | African Striped Weasel | Patagonian Weasel