• European Mink

    During the mating season, the sexual organs of female European mink enlarge greatly and become pinkish-lilac, as opposed to the American Mink, whose organs don’t change.

  • European Mink

    Due to the higher quality of farmed American mink, European mink are not trapped for commercial purposes as much as they once were.

  • European Mink

    Young European mink open their eyes after 1 month and begin tracking and capturing prey at 2 months before dispersing at 2.5-4 months.

  • European Mink

    The decline of noble crayfish may be a factor in declining European mink numbers, as minks are notably absent in the eastern side of the Urals, where crayfish are also absent.

  • European Mink

    The European mink hybridizes with western polecat at low levels as only pure polecat males can mate with pure European mink females.

  • European Mink

    There is sexual dimorphism in the European mink as males are longer than females and have longer tails.

  • European Mink

    The European mink paddles with its short, membraned front and back limbs simultaneously and can stay underwater for 1-2 minutes, but is not as efficient underwater as the American mink.

  • European Mink

    Currently, seven subspecies of European mink are recognized.

  • European Mink

    The European mink does not form large territories, possibly due to the abundance of food on the banks of small water bodies.

  • European Mink

    The European mink primarily hunts for aquatic prey in riparian zones and in the water, and voles are its most important food source.

Do you think you know the European mink? Test your knowledge of European mink FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

European Mink (Mustela lutreola)

Visual Kraft

Happy new year, everyone! Most of us are probably excited that 2020 has ended and 2021 has begun! FaunaFocus’ 4th annual Holiday Art Trade has been another success! This year, 20 different artists participated, helping to spread cheer throughout the season. Each artist created artwork that featured an animal species requested by another participant, secret Santa style. With a variety of media and styles, it was a pleasure to view each entry… Read More

Do you think you know the kea? Test your knowledge of kea FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Kea (Nestor notabilis)

Sarah

FaunaFocus raised $1,827.68 for the World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF)‘s Keep Koala’s Climbing Wild-Livestream event benefitting the vulnerable koala.

Throughout the month of December, FaunaFocus will be collaborating with WWF and hosting another 24-hour charity host train in order to keep koalas climbing!
View the 24-hour schedule featuring 13 different artists!

Do you think you know the koala? Test your knowledge of koala FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Throughout the month of December, FaunaFocus will be collaborating with WWF and hosting another 24-hour charity host train in order to keep koalas climbing!

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

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Do you think you know the southern grasshopper mouse? Test your knowledge of southern grasshopper mouse FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Southern Grasshopper Mouse (Onychomys torridus)

The holiday season is approaching and FaunaFocus wants to spread the cheer!

Throughout the months of November and December, FaunaFocus will be hosting a Holiday Art Trade and all are welcome to join! Surprise someone with an animal-themed artwork of their choice and receive an artwork yourself, “Secret Santa” style!

Sarah

Do you think you know the white-nosed coati? Test your knowledge of white-nosed coati FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

White-Nosed Coati (Nasua narica)

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Do you think you know the Gulbaru leaf-tailed gecko? Test your knowledge of Gulbaru leaf-tailed gecko FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Gulbaru Leaf-Tailed Gecko (Phyllurus gulbaru)

Faisal Kubba

Do you think you know the Silverstone’s poison frog? Test your knowledge of Silverstone’s poison frog FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Silverstone’s Poison Frog (Ameerega silverstonei)

Danji Isthmus

Do you think you know the gerenuk? Test your knowledge of gerenuk FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri)

FaunaFocus raised $1,041.82 for the American Eagle Foundation‘s National American Bald Eagle Day campaign benefitting the bald eagle and other birds of prey.

Do you think you know the bald eagle? Test your knowledge of bald eagle FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Sarah

This month, FaunaFocus is celebrating National American Eagle Day by collaborating with the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) and hosting another 24-hour charity host train in order to help conserve birds of prey around the world, including this month’s featured species, the bald eagle!

This month, FaunaFocus is celebrating National American Eagle Day by collaborating with the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) and hosting another 24-hour charity host train in order to help conserve birds of prey around the world, including this month’s featured species, the bald eagle!