SKUNKS OF ARIZONA
(Spotted Skunks mate in the Fall)
(Spotted Skunks is 4 months)
April - May
Litters per Year:
# of Young Born:
(Spotted Skunks 2 - 4)
Raising the Young:
Kits stay with the mother through the summer, accompanying her on nocturnal hunting forays, before dispersing in the fall. The male takes no part in the raising the young.
Striped, Hooded, and Hog-Nosed Skunks prefer riparian habitats. Spotted Skunks prefer rocky, mountainous areas. Skunks are nocturnally active throughout the year and do not hibernate. Males will form communal dens with several females, often sharing the living space with other critters such as Packrats.
4 square miles.
Grasshoppers and other insects, grubs, worms, mice, young rabbits, lizards, bulbs, roots, and carrion.
1 - 2 years
Arizona is home to 4 species of skunks!
They have a thin white stripe on the face and an unconnecting white striping pattern on their back.
They have a thin white stripe on the face and a thick single white stripe down the center of their back.
No thin white stripe on the face with an entirely white back and tail. Their pig-like snout is elongated and slightly up-turned. They have long claws on the feet that are almost bear-like in appearance,
Easily the distinguishable of the 4 by its smaller size and unique markings. They have a white triangular patch on the forehead and white spots under each ear. They have several stripes that run down the neck, back, and sides, giving the impression of blotches or spots. They’re the only skunk with climbing abilities.