•Nocturnal and a solitary hunter that contacts others only during mating.
•It is at the top of the food chain in its range and preys primarily on rodents, hares, small lizards, insects, and occasionally frogs and fish.
•Large numbers of pelts were exported from South America for the international fur trade from the 1960s to 1980s.
•Currently, habitat loss and fragmentation are threats, along with factors changing due to climate change.
•Conflict with farmers.
Disease spread by domestic animals.
Dry forests, scrub land and pampas grasslands of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Predominantly feeds on guinea pigs, other small mammals and birds.