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Juvenile Striped Polecat (Ictonyx striatus) Taken in December 2014, near Windhoek, Namibia. Known as Stinkmuishond, in Afrikaans. Africa,Geotagged,Ictonyx,Ictonyx striatus,Mustelidae,Namibia,Southern Africa,Striped polecat,Summer,mammal,polecat Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Juvenile Striped Polecat (Ictonyx striatus)

Taken in December 2014, near Windhoek, Namibia. Known as Stinkmuishond, in Afrikaans.

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  1. The dutch/afrikaans name "Stinkmuishond" translated: stink mouse dog. Hehe. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Haha, exactly what I thought it meant! I'm very proud of myself! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Fabulous shot.
    Stink mouse dog (striped) - he looks so insulted. Ha!
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Haha, thanks! It's definitely one of my personal favorites! Posted 2 years ago
  3. Adorable!! Posted one year ago
  4. So cute!A stinky little mouse dog! Thank you for the pic and translation!
    Posted one year ago
  5. Wonderful - the facial expression is priceless! Posted one year ago

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The striped polecat is a member of the family Mustelidae , though in actuality, it somewhat resembles a skunk. The name "zorilla" comes from the word "zorro", which in Spanish means "fox". It lives predominantly in dry and arid climates, such as the savannahs and open country of Central, Southern, and sub-Saharan Africa, excluding the Congo basin and the more coastal areas of West Africa.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Natalia Cara
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By Natalia Cara

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Uploaded Jul 28, 2016. Captured Jul 26, 2016 10:31 in Unnamed Road, Namibia.