Wednesday, February 9, 2022


We just learned about the Ring-Tailed Lemur, and we've learned about a lot of other types of Primates from Gorillas to Chimpanzees and monkeys!

Let's start learning about Weasels!

When we think of weasels, we usually think of a small animal with a long body that sneaks around on the ground.
We even use the word weasel sometimes to mean someone is being sneaky!

But the weasel family in the animal kingdom has a lot of different types of animals, like skunks, raccoons, red pandas, badgers and otters!
In Latin, the word for weasel is "mustela", so the science name for the weasel family is "Musteloidea".
There are over 60 types of animals in the weasel family, and small like less than a foot long, or big like almost 100 pounds.

Most of them are small with long bodies, short legs, round ears and thick fur.
They are all wild animals, but most of them are really adorable!

(from: wikipedia - mustelidae)

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