European Polecat (mustela putorius)

Polecats Unveiled: Sleek Predators in the Countryside (Mustela Putorius)

The polecat (scientific name Mustela putorius) is a medium-sized carnivorous member of the mammal society and mustelid family. It was proposed as the ancestor of both domestic cats and ferret, but later studies cast doubt on this hypothesis. The polecat has been called by many names over the years by various cultures, including the ‘stinker’ …

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Ferret standing on a rock

Discovering the Playful World of the Ferret (Mustela Putorius Furo)

Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) are domesticated small mammals and members of the Mustelidae family, which also includes weasels, minks, otters and badgers. They’ve been domesticated for thousands of years, first in ancient Egypt where they were kept as pets by ancient Egyptians. They also had their own cult that worshipped them. Now, they’re the ninth …

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