Striped Skunk


Mephitis mephitis

  • Native to: Striped Skunks are native to South America and live in a variety of habitats including woodlands, grasslands and agricultural land.
  • Diet: Omnivores by nature, Striped Skunks eat insects, rodents, nuts and grain.
  • Lifespan: 3-10 years.
  • IUCN Status: Least Concerns.
  • Fun Facts: The Striped Skunk is the heaviest of the skunk species and is the size of a house cat.  They are characterized by their thick black fur and single white stripe running each side of the body, joining at the nape of the neck.

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December 10, 2014