Learn About Popcorn

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Short-Tailed Weasel (Mustela erminea)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 5-6 years
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 2-4 years
  • Length: 6-13 inches
  • Range in the Wild: Canada, Alaska, northern continental US, except for the Great Plains
  • Habitat in the Wild: open plains, deciduous and coniferous woodlands, tundra, farmland
    • Diet in the Wild: voles, mice, small rodents, rabbits, hares, birds
    • Gender: Female
    • Birth: Spring 2016
    • Arrival: July 2016

Popcorn was orphaned in the Spring of 2016 when she was just an infant. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah in Ogden rehabilitated her, then sent her here in July for her permanent home. She is living next to┬áthe Coatis – and can be seen on tour – when she isn’t napping that is!