Ermine

Where can I see the Ermine

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Dr. Georg Wietschorke
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Ermine, also known as a stoat and weasel is a small mammal that lives in the northern hemisphere.

They are found throughout North America and Eurasia. Ermine can be easily mistaken for other animals such as raccoons or skunks because of their dark brown fur with white spots.

Weasels have long slender bodies, short legs, and large heads with protruding ears which they use to listen for prey in the snow. These little carnivores will eat anything from birds to insects but prefer mice and voles when possible.

You may spot ermines near streams or rivers where they like to playfully hunt frogs just below the surface of the water!

Animal population
Unknown
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IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification
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Geeky Facts about the Ermine

Fact 1

Ermine has sharp claws that facilitate digging and climbing on the trees.

Fact 2

Commercially, this animal has been of importance for the fur trade, particularly its valuable winter coat of white.

Fact 3

The ermine is an animal that probably evolved some one or two million years ago.

Tours where I can see the Ermine

The Thousand Lakes
The Thousand Lakes

The Thousand Lakes

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France, Spain
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£980 / person

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The Best Of The Pyrenees
The Best Of The Pyrenees

The Best Of The Pyrenees

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France, Spain
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£880 / person

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The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail

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France, Spain
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

6 days from

£825 / person

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