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How many stripes give the striped polecat its name?



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c.Emilyas

c.Emilyas

c.Emilyas
C.Emilyas

Answered Aug 28, 2017

The striped polecat has four stripes. Not very many when compared to other striped animals, but there it is. The polecat is a type of weasel. However, it looks more like a skunk than a weasel. To call it a skunk wouldn’t be far off if going off looks alone. It goes by many other names, one of which is the zorilla. This name comes from the Spanish word for “fox” - “zorro”.

The striped polecat has four stripes. Not very many when compared to other striped animals, but
In addition to the stripes on their backs, the striped polecat typically has white spots on its face. There will be one in the middle of the forehead, and one by each eye. Their eyes are also white. However, their underside is more of a black color than anything else, giving them a unique color palette.

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John Smith

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Answered Aug 11, 2017

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