SMALL-TOOTHED FERRET BADGER/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

SMALL-TOOTHED FERRET BADGER

SMALL-TOOTHED FERRET BADGER


DESCRIPTION: Also called the Chinese Ferret Badger, the Small-toothed Ferret Badger is a small, dark grey animal that appears silvery grey against light. It has a black bandit’s mask on its face, and white lips, chin, throat, belly and inner legs. Its tail is brownish grey with a white tip. The buff–white forehead and cheeks match a white dorsal streak, which is broad at the forehead and tapers down to the shoulders. It has small, narrow, crowned molars while the Large- toothed Ferret Badger has larger molars.

BEHAVIOUR: Both Ferret Badgers are poorly studied species in the wild.

DISTRIBUTION: North-east India and northern West Bengal. .

HABITAT: Tropical forests and plantations; can survive near human habitation.

 Size: 33–43 cm

IUCN Status:Vulnerable

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