Striped polecat

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Striped polecat

Order : Carnivora
Family : Mustelidae
Subfamily : Mustelinae
Species : Ictonyx striatus


Keywords: nocturnal , black , white , stripe , tail

The Striped polecat, striped weasel, zorilla is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the striped polecat
A young / baby of a striped polecat is called a 'kit'. The females are called 'jill' and males 'hob'. A striped polecat group is called a 'chine'.
Some facts about the
Striped polecat, zorilla

Adult weight : 0.91 kg (2.002 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 14 years

Female maturity :304 days

Male maturity : 393 days

Gestation : 36 days

Weaning : 79 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.015 kg (0.033 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.17 kg (0.374 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the striped polecat

Like Honey Badger, Striped Polecats are seen more frequently in the north of the reserve and were also not recorded in the south of Phinda during the survey. (Full text)

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