| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||S E Europe to W, C & E Asia
||Black with Pale Markings
||33 - 35 cms (13 - 14 inches)
||12 - 22 cms (4.75 - 9 inches)
||700 g (25 oz)
| Life Expectancy
Marbled Polecats have a body length between 33 and 35 cms (13 - 14 inches), a tail length between 12 and 22 cms (4.75 - 9 inches) and they weigh approximately 700 g (25 oz).
They are black with variable white or yellowish markings and they have a black and white face mask.
Marbled Polecats can be found in steppes and dry open areas of south eastern Europe and Asia.
Marbled Polecats mainly feed on rodents, small hares, lizards, frogs, birds, insects and fruit.
Marbled Polecats give birth to a litter of 4 - 8 young. They are weaned at 50 - 54 days and disperse at 61 - 68 days old.
Subspecies of the Marbled Polecat include:
Vormela peregusna alpherakyi
Vormela peregusna euxina
Vormela peregusna negans
Vormela peregusna pallidor
Vormela peregusna peregusna
Vormela peregusna syriaca
Marbled Polecats are also known as:
Syrian Marbled Polecat
Saharan Striped Polecat