The lifespan of a skunk in the wild is 2 to 4 years, although skunks in captivity have been recorded living up to 15 years. As many as 90 percent of all baby skunks die during their first winter. More » Pets & Animals Mammals

Skunks consume everything from plants and fruits to insects and smaller mammals. They have a wide array of potential food sources, depending on what is most available in their environment. Wild skunks are omnivorous mamm... More » Pets & Animals Mammals

A baby skunk is called a kit. Litters typically contain four to six kits; however, some litters have as many as 10. At birth, kits are mainly pink with traces of black and white and almost no fur. More » Pets & Animals Mammals
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