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European Mink

Habitat: European Mink are found in areas of Europe.

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.

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.

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 and Mustela lutreola turovi.

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

Up to 15 Yrs

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