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Skunks are mammals that lead a solitary life. Scientific name is mephitis mephitis. Skunk can reach the speed of 16km/h (10mph). 5-8 years is a usual life span for the mammal. Skunks weight about 0.5-6.3kg (1.1-14lbs). These mammals grow up to 40-80cm (15.6-31in).

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Facts about skunks
NameSkunk
ColourBlack, white, grey
LifestyleSolitary
TypeMammal
OrderCarnivora
Weight0.5-6.3kg (1.1-14lbs)
Skin TypeFur
Top Speed16km/h (10mph)
FamilyMephitidae
KingdomAnimalia
Main PreyInsects, rodents, rabbits
Average Litter Size6
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Life Span5-8 years
DietOmnivore
PredatorsOwls, coyote, wild cats
PhylumChordata
Size40-80cm (15.6-31in)
HabitatOpen woodland and dense shrub
Scientific NameMephitis mephitis
GenusMephitis
ClassMammalia
Image Details
Description Skunk picture. Description Striped Skunk not a cat.jpg
Width 2189 pixels
Heigh 1555 pixels
File type JPG
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