European Mink

European Mink

As a semiaquatic mustelid, the European mink has specialized wetlands habitat requirements and is rarely found more than 100 meters from freshwater.

As a semiaquatic mustelid, the European mink has specialized habitat requirements and is rarely found more than 100 meters from freshwater.

The European mink inhabits inland wetland habitats and thrives in densely vegetated and shaded banks of freshwater creeks, rivers, deltas, and streams that are unlikely to freeze in the winter. Sometimes, during the warm season, the mink may inhabit lake-banks. They can also be found in shrub-dominated wetlands, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, and peatlands.

There are no records of European mink presence on sea coast.

The European mink occurs from sea level to 1,120 meters.


Image | ©️ Paco Gómez, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sources | (Maran, et al., 2016; Nowak, 1999; Palazón, et al., 2003; Shalu, 2001; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020; Youngman, 1990)

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