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Mink Prints

Young mink name: cub, kit

Female mink: sow

Male mink: boar

Mink classification: musteline

Mink class: Mammal

There are two living species of mink: the American Mink and the European Mink. The extinct Sea Mink is related to the American Mink, but is much larger. All three species of mink are dark-colored, semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, which also includes the weasels and the otters. The American Mink is larger, and more adaptable than the European Mink. It is sometimes possible to distinguish between the European and American mink species; a European Mink always has a large white patch on its upper lip, while the American species sometimes does not. Thus, any mink without such a patch can be identified with certainty as an American Mink, but an individual with a patch cannot be certainly identified without looking at the skeleton.

The American Mink's fur has been highly prized for its use in clothing, with hunting giving way to farming. Its treatment has also been a focus of animal welfare activism. American Mink have found their way into the wild in Europe (including Great Britain) and South America, after being released from mink farms by animal rights activists or otherwise escaping from captivity. They are believed by some to have contributed to the decline of the less hardy European Mink through competition (though not through hybridization -- native European mink are in fact closer kin to European Polecats than to their North American cousins). Trapping is used to control or eliminate feral American Mink populations.

Mink oil is used in some medical products and cosmetics, as well as to treat, preserve and waterproof leather.

The male weighs about 1 kg (2.25 lbs) and is about 24 inches in length. Farm bred males can reach 7 lbs. The female weighs about 600g (1.25 lbs) and reaches a length of about 20 inches. The sizes above do not include the tail which can be from 5 to 9 inches.

The mink's rich glossy coat in its wild state is brown, but farm bred mink can vary from white to almost black and this is reflected in the British wild mink. Their pelage is deep, rich brown, with or without white spots on the underparts, and consists of a dense, soft underfur overlaid with dark, glossy, almost stiff, guard hairs.

The breeding season lasts April to May. Mink show the curious phenomenon of delayed implantation. Although the true gestation period is 39 days, the embryo may stop developing for a variable period, so that as long as 76 days may elapse before the litter arrives. Between 45 and 52 days is normal. There is only one litter per year. They may have between six and ten cubs or kittens per litter.


Mink Trivia

What do you call a baby mink?
Answer: A baby mink is called a cub, kit.

What do you call a female mink?
Answer: A female mink is called a sow.

What do you call a male mink?
Answer: A male mink is called a boar.

Question: What is the scientific classification of a mink?
Answer: A mink has the scientific classification of musteline.

Question: What class is a mink in?
Answer: A mink is in the mammal class.





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close up portrait of the adult...
 
 
 
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texture background. mink fur....
 
 
 
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luxury mink coats. grey brown ...
 
 
 
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texture background. mink fur....
 
 
 
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mink in the natural stony...
 
 
 
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american mink mustela vison ...
 
 
 
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the mink in the cage. mink farm
 
 
 
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minke whale strands itself in...
 
 
 
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a minke whale in antarctic...
 
 
 
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close up shot of an european...
 
 
 
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card templates with whales...
 
 
 
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texture background. mink fur....
 
 
 
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texture background. mink fur....
 
 
 
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natural light gray mink fur...
 
 
 
adult american mink  neovison...
adult american mink neovison...