Latest American Mink Stories
A first-ever study from the University of Guelph reveals that relaxed, content male mink raised in enriched environments – cages complete with pools, toys and swings – are more successful in the mating season.
A new study of biological invasions in Europe found they were linked not so much to changes in climate or land cover, but to two dominant factors - more money and more people.
Details of the lifestyle of mink, which escaped from fur farms and now live wild in the UK, have been revealed through analysis of their whiskers.
The European mink, Mustela lutreola, is a species catalogued as in danger of extinction, due to the large decline in their population over the past century.
The American Mink, Mustela vison, is a North American member of the Mustelidae family found in Alaska, Canada and most of the United States. Some have established themselves in the wild in Newfoundland, Europe and South America after escaping from fur farms. In Europe, tens of thousand were intentionally introduced by the Soviet Union over a period of several decades. In later years, animal rights activists have also released several thousands in their attacks on fur farms. The larger...