Animal of the Month – February

What animal is known for it’s white lips and white chin?

The European Mink!

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The European Mink lives in Europe (obviously) near water and is widely mistaken for the American Mink (but it’s actually smaller).  Their fur actually changes colour, dark in winter and red in the summer. The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) classifies European Mink as ‘critically endangered’ for a number reason such as predation, habitat loss, competition and more!

More Information:

https://www.pinterest.com/snowpetals/wild-mustelidae/

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/14018/0

http://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/carnivores/mink_european.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_mink#Range_and_status

 

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