Monday, June 27, 2016

Egyptian weasel

The Egyptian weasel is a species of weasel that lives in Northern Egypt. It is similar to the least weasel but smaller and female Egyptian weasels can have a litter of up to 3 pups. Weasels are native to every continent besides Australia and Antarctica and have been introduced to New Zealand. The Egyptian weasel is one of the 18 species of weasel along with the Amazon, Altai Mountain, Stoat, Steppe polecat, Colombian, Long tailed, Japanese, Yellow bellied, European mink, Indonesian mountain, Black footed ferret, Least, Malaysian, European polecat, Domestic ferret, and back striped weasels. Weasels are also native to Japan but have been introduced to some parts there. The Japanese weasel is native to Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu and introduced to Hokkaido and Sakhalin. The Siberian weasel is native to Central Asia and introduced to Southern Japan. In 1992, The Egyptian weasel is considered to be a separate species from the least weasel.

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