Humboldt’s Hog Nosed Skunk (Conepatus Humboldtii) -

These small, 6 lb skunk are indigenous to Argentina and Chile.  Their coats can vary from black to a dark reddish brown with a divided stripe going along both sides of the spine.

Their powerful front paws and claws are used for digging turning over debris.  They are primarily insectivores.  Their bare fleshy noses help them forage for insects and will rely on small rodents and can even scavenge for carrion when insects are scarce.  ’

Hog nosed skunks are vulnerable to habitat destruction, but the main concern lies on American Hog Nosed Skunks.  Studies on population are being considered on the Humboldt’s Hog Nosed Skunk.

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Posted on Sunday, 12 May
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