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European Mink

European Mink
Photographer: Nicolai Meyer






Latin Name Mustela lutreola
Conservation Status Endangered
Location Europe
Colour Dark Brown
Length 30 - 40 cms (12 - 16 inches)
Tail 12 - 19 cms (4.75 - 7.5 inches)
Weight 500 - 800 g (18 - 29 oz)
Life Expectancy

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Main Characteristics

European Mink have a body length between 30 and 40 cms (12 - 16 inches), a tail length between 12 and 19 cms (4.75 - 7.5 inches) and they weigh between 500 and 800 g (18 - 29 oz). They are dark brown in colour and they have white lips and a white chin.

Habitat

European Mink are found in areas of Europe.

Diet

European Mink are opportunistic predators and they mainly feed on rats, rabbits, birds, fish, frogs and crayfish.

Breeding

After a gestation period of 35 - 70 days, 2 - 7 young are born in a den. They are weaned at 10 weeks old and are sexually mature at 10 months old.

Predators


Subspecies

Subspecies of the European Mink Include:

Mustela lutreola biedermanni
Mustela lutreola binominata
Mustela lutreola cylipena
Mustela lutreola lutreola
Mustela lutreola novikovi
Mustela lutreola transsylvanica
Mustela lutreola turovi

Interesting Facts


Similar Animals

American Mink
Black-Footed Ferret
Stoat
Least Weasel
Long-Tailed Weasel
Siberian Weasel
Tropical Weasel
Mountain Weasel

 


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