Three black-footed ferrets peer out of their burrow


Weasels include the stoats, ferrets and polecats, as well as the European mink. The smallest is the least weasel of North America, which weighs a maximum of 250g, though much smaller ones are known.

Scientific name: Mustela

Rank: Genus


Map showing the distribution of the Weasels taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

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