Skunks are mammals known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown or cream colored, but all have warning coloration.
Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is an omnivorous mammal of the skunk family Mephitidae. Found over most of the North American continent north of Mexico, it is one of the best-known mammals in Canada and the United States.
He's all-white: Tiny rare albino skunk becomes unlikely star of the show at zoo The tiny creature born three weeks ago at Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian Animal would have died in wild as skunks rely on distinctive colouring By AMANDA WILLIAMS