Skunk

Skunk
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Family
  Skunk

 
Status
  Varies by Species
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Tue Mar 8 08:51:17 2016
Image Credit
  Striped_Skunk_(Mephitis_mephitis)_DSC_0030.jpg
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Skunk Facts & Trivia for kids

  • A Skunk releases its smell from under its tail.
  • Skunks do not spray other skunks.
  • Skunks are relatives to Weasels, Badgers, and Racoons.
  • A Skunk's smelly spray is called musk.
  • The three main types of skunks are striped, hog-nosed and spotted.
  • In America a Skunk is sometimes referred to as a Polecat.
  • A baby Skunk is called a kit.
  • You can use hydrogren peroxide + baking soda + liquid soap to remove skunk smell from a spray victim.
  • Skunks can be de-scented and kept as pets.
  • Skunks in the wild have a lifespan of 2-4 years.
  • Adult Skunks range in body length from 8 to 19 inches.
  • Adult Skunks typically weigh from 5 to 14 pounds.
  • The top speed of a Skunk ranges from 5 to 10 mph.
  • A group of Skunks is called a surfeit.
  • Skunks live in small groups.
  • Skunks live in underground burrows.
  • Skunks feed at night.
  • A Skunk's spray can hit targets 12 feet away.
  • Skunks are resistant to snake venom.
  • Skunks are omnivores.

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