Speothos venaticus are found in forests and wet savannas. They are diurnal, inhabiting a den (burrow or hollow tree trunk) at night. They are semiaquatic and can "dive and swim underwater with great facility." (Nowak, 1999)
Habitat Regions: Temperate; Tropical; Terrestrial
Terrestrial Biomes: Savanna or grassland; Forest; Rainforest; Scrub forest
- Nowak, R. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.