Striped Skunks #17-276

Learn About Patient #17-276

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 2-5yrs
  • Length: 1.5-3ft
  • Weight: 7oz-14lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Southern┬áCanada, most of United States, Northern Mexico
  • Habitat in the Wild: generalist, anywhere with logs, rocks or places to burrow, generally under 5000ft elevation
  • Diet: Omnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: small mammals, nesting birds, amphibians, insects, fish, mollusks, crayfish, berries, buds, fruit, corn, nuts, leaves, grain, grass, eggs, mushrooms, carrion
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: donated meats, poultry, red meat, vegetables, fruit, kibble, insects
    • Birth: Infants
    • Arrival: 05/26/2017
    • Injury: Orphaned

Five Striped Juvenile Skunks were found orphaned and brought to our Wildlife Hospital. With round the clock feedings and care our amazing animal care team is doing a great job rehabilitating them. They are identified with non-toxic paint on their heads.