American Mink

Mink
Mink

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderCarnivora
FamilyMustelidae
GenusNeovison
Binomial nameNeovison vison

Range Map

American Mink range map
Range of species in blue

Description

The American mink is from the northern part of North America. The color varies from brown to black, and they have a white patch on the throat.

They measure from 31 to 45 cm and weigh from 400 to 1580 g. This carnivore eats muskrats, snakes, mice, fish, rabbits, chipmunks, birds, and frogs.

They live in wet areas like swamps and marshlands or near water bodies. Their lifespan is 3 to 4 years in the wild and ten years in captivity.