African Striped Weasel Skull measures 2×2 inches. African Striped Weasel skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The African Striped Weasel or Poecilogate albinuchas one of the smallest mammalian carnivores in Africa, and has an elongated body and short legs. Adults have a head-body length of 11 to 13 in., with the tail adding 6.3 to 7.9 in. The fur is mostly black, with four white to pale yellowish bands running down the back, a white patch on the top of the head, and a white tail.

The African Striped Weasel or Poecilogate albinuchas is generally solitary, but individuals sometimes pair up to dig burrows. They are very effective diggers, but sometimes rest in natural cavities such as hollow logs or rock crevices.

Males are aggressive when they encounter one another, fluffing their tails, making short cries, and fake charges, and then escalating to fighting with bites, shaking, and aggressive shrieks if neither individual retreats.

African Striped Weasels or Poecilogate albinuchas have been identified as making six different types of calls. Apart from the warning and aggressive calls mentioned above, and a third call that transitions between the two, there is a call that signals submission of a retreating male, a call that indicates surrender during a fight, and a greeting call used only between males and females and between young and their mother. Young weasels also make distress calls when separated from their mother.

African Striped Weasels or Poecilogate albinuchas mating occurs between spring and summer, and includes at least three bouts of copulation, each lasting 60 to 80 minutes, in a single 24-hour period. Females give birth to a single litter of two or three young after a gestation period of 30 days.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2 in
African Striped Weasel Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Poecilogale
Species: P. albinucha
Binomial name: Poecilogale albinucha
Conservation status: Least Concern