Striped Skunk

  • Striped Skunk

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Scientific Name Mephitis mephitis


The Striped skunk is easily recognized by the twin parallel white striped that run along the length of its body, ending at the tail. The rest of the animal is black to further enhance the brightness of this aposematic coloring.

Fun Facts

  • Skunks can be either nocturnal or crepuscular depending on the particular habitat and preference of the individual.
  • Skunks will maintain eye contact while turning their rears to a threat, and unleash their devastating spray, capable of incredible accuracy over a range of 10 feet!

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