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Humboldt's Hog-nosed Skunk


The '''Humboldt's Hog-nosed Skunk, also known as the Patagonian Hog-nosed Skunk'(Conepatus humboldtii'') is a type of hog-nosed skunk indigenous to the open grassy areas in the Patagonian regions of Argentina, Chile, and Paraguay.

Appearance

These skunks are small and stocky, with a bare nose used for rooting up insects and plants. Their fur is brownish-red with two symmetrical stripes on either side, extending to the tail. They range from 30 cm-34 cm in the body to 17 cm-21 cm in the tail. They usually weigh 1.5 to 3 kg.

Food

Patagonian hog-nosed skunks are primarily insectivorous, but also eat vertebrate prey such as rodents and carrion during winters, when insects are less abundant.

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