Other Land Mammals
The adaptable white-tailed deer (venado) is seen in many different ecosystems throughout Honduras, despite being a favorite target among hunters for both its meat and valuable pelt. Considerably smaller, and with a reddish coat, is the brocket deer (tilopo or venado colorado), rarely seen and considered in danger of extinction. Both the gray fox and coyote still roam the mountain country in all parts of Honduras, particularly the west around Ocotepeque and the east in Olancho and El Paraíso.
The kinkajou (mico de noche), which looks like a cross between a cat and a small monkey with bulging eyes, is utterly unfazed by human presence and will come out for a look if you walk by in its cloud forest home. Found all over Honduras are the pizote (white-nosed coati), a rat-like critter with razor sharp teeth; the mapache (bandit-faced, omnivorous raccoon); zorro espín (porcupine); conejo (rabbit); ardilla (squirrel); several species of zorro or zorrillo (skunk) and guazalo (opossum); and a myriad of smaller rodents.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition