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African Striped Weasels have a body length between 25 and 35 cms (10 - 14 inches), a tail length between 15 and 23 cms (6 - 9 inches) and they weigh between 225 and 350 g (8 - 13 oz). They are black in colour with a white patch on the top of their head that splits into white stripes that run along their back and join at the base of their tail. Their bushy tail is grey and if they are threatened they can squirt a fowl smelling fluid from their anal glands more than 1 m (3.25 ft).


African Striped Weasels mainly feed on mice and other small rodents. They will also occasionally feed on birds and eggs.

Species of Weasels

Tropical Weasel | Mountain Weasel | Short-tailed Weasel | Colombian Weasel | Long-tailed Weasel | Japanese Weasel | Yellow-bellied Weasel | Indonesian Mountain Weasel | Least Weasel | Malayan Weasel | Siberian Weasel | Back-striped Weasel | Egyptian Weasel | African Striped Weasel | Patagonian Weasel