Common Name: Striped Polecat
Binomial Name: Ictonyx striatus
Identification: Small size. Long black and white hair. White hair in four stripes down the back. There is a white patch between the eyes, and one at the base of each ear.
Weight: Males +/- 1.4 kg (3 lbs), females +/- 1.4 kg (3 lbs)
Gestation: 36 days
Young: Litters of 1-3 (up to 5)
Habitat: Found in all habitat types.
Diet: Mostly insects, rodents and other small animals.
Red List Status: Least Concern