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Friday, October 27, 2017
@ Your VisitMeet Our AnimalsMammalsLeast Weasel


The least weasel is the smallest living carnivore. They are very rarely seen. Least Weasels are also often called Dwarf Weasels, Pygmy Weasels and Mouse Weasels. A group of weasels can be called a boogle, gang, pack or confusion.

Least weasels have a long, slender body, short tail and legs, dark eyes and a flat, narrow head. Their stubby ears enable them to hear very well. The fur ranges from ginger to dark brown on top with a cream or white underside. During the winter, northern and eastern weasels turn all white, white. Southern populations stay brown all year. They typically range from 16.5 cm to 20.5 cm long and weigh about 30 – 55 grams.


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