BACK-STRIPED WEASEL/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

BACK-STRIPED WEASEL

 BACK-STRIPED WEASEL


DESCRIPTION: A chocolate–brown weasel, identified by a pale silver line running along its back from head to tail, and a corresponding yellow stripe from chin to abdomen. It has a much shorter (less than half of body) and bushier tail than other weasels. It has two pairs of mammae.

BEHAVIOUR: This weasel is active at night.

DISTRIBUTION: Northern West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and  Nagaland (1,000–2,500 m).

HABITAT: Temperate and evergreen forests.

Size: 25–32.5 cm

IUCN Status: Endangered

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