Minks are carnivorous mammals in the same family as otters, weasels, badgers and wolverines. They are about the size of house cats, with long, slender bodies and dark thick fur. The American mink is larger and more aggre... More »

One of the most interesting facts about rhinoceroses is that they are descendants of some of the largest land animals to live on the planet. Prehistoric rhinos, called Indricotherium, stood over 17 feet tall at the shoul... More »

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Some interesting facts about calcite are that it is part of the Earth's crust and has the chemical name of calcium carbonate. Its chemical formula is CaCO3. Calcite is found in nature in many different shapes and colors ... More »

Ferrets are small domesticated animals related to weasels, otters, minks, badgers and wolverines. Their closest wild relative is the European polecat. People first domesticated ferrets about 2,000 years ago for controlli... More »

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The main predators of beavers are dependant on region but include bears, wolves, wolverines, lynx, fishers, otters, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, owls, minks, alligators, weasels, hawks, dogs, mountain lions and eagles. Howev... More »

According to the University of Michigan's Department of Zoology, the family Mustelidae includes 56 species of weasels, otters, badgers and their relatives. Most members of the family have elongated bodies, short legs and... More »

Animals that eat squirrels include raptors like eagles and hawks, snakes, wild and domestic cats, dogs, bears, coyotes, wolves, foxes, weasels, wolverines, raccoons, corvids, great herons and owls. Primates like chimpanz... More »