Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)
- Muskrats live in close proxmity to water, digging burrows in riverbanks or building dens of vegetation
- Muskrats are able to stay submerged for up to 20 minutes
- The muskrat is named for its pungent odor
- Muskrats are native to North America but now have populations in Europe and Asia
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (October, 2009)