SVÁBIK, K. (rev. 2020c)

Mixed-species exhibits with Weasels and relatives (Mustelidae) and Skunks (Mephitidae).



As many articles and other publications deal with the subject of general advantages and disadvantages of the mixed-species exhibits, instead of this, here I will assemble a detailed list of mixed exhibits involving at least one member of Mustelidae and Mephitidae.

This document purposefully focuses on creating a list of mixed-species exhibits with Weasels and relatives and Skunks, for further and detailed information it is worth contacting the institutions mentioned below. Only a short summary of the general experiences is given here. Many of the listed coexistences are still ongoing at present; many of them are not anymore.

In the list below you can see which species have been kept in mixed exhibits in captivity:

Weasels and relatives, Mustelidae

  • European Polecat, Mustela putorius Linnaeus, 1758
  • Zorilla, Ictonyx striatus Perry, 1810
  • European Mink, Mustela lutreola Linnaeus, 1761
  • American Mink, Neovison vison Schreber, 1777
  • European Pine Marten, Martes martes Linnaeus, 1758
  • Tayra, Eira barbara Linnaeus, 1758
  • Wolverine, Gulo gulo Linnaeus, 1758
  • Eurasian Otter, Lutra lutra Linnaeus, 1758
  • North American River Otter, Lontra canadensis Schreber, 1777
  • Smooth-coated Otter, Lutrogale perspicillata I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1826
  • Spotted-necked Otter, Hydrictis maculicollis Lichtenstein, 1835
  • Asian Small-clawed Otter, Aonyx cinereus Illiger, 1815
  • African Clawless Otter, Aonyx capensis Schinz, 1821
  • Giant Otter, Pteronura brasiliensis Gmelin, 1788
  • Sea Otter, Enhydra lutris Linnaeus, 1758
  • European Badger, Meles meles Linnaeus, 1758
  • Hog Badger, Arctonyx collaris F.G. Cuvier, 1825
  • Large-toothed Ferret-badger, Melogale personata I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1831
  • American Badger, Taxidea taxus Schreber, 1777

Skunks, Mephitidae

  • Striped Skunk, Mephitis mephitis Schreber, 1776


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