Learn about a pretty, but not very popular member of the weasel family – the skunk. Find out about its four different species: striped, hooded, spotted, and hog-nosed skunk. Learn about the animal’s diet, range, habitat, behavior, reproduction, and predators. Find out about the misconceptions people have toward skunks. Includes photographs, coloring pages, puzzles and a quiz.
See photos, watch videos, and read fact files on the animals in the Mephitidae family including the: hooded skunk, the striped skunk, and the Western spotted skunk. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Read about misconception about skunks as the main rabies carriers. Find out about domesticated pet skunks and states where keeping these animals in houses is legal. Click on the "Honoring Our Pets" link to view photographs of domesticated skunks.