Sable (Martes zibellina)

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Sable
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The pelt of the sable is very valuable, and sables have been hunted for their fur for hundreds of years.
  • Hunting both during the day and at night, the sable feeds mainly on rodents.
  • Sable litters can contain up to five young which are weaned at around seven weeks old.
  • Sable dens are usually found on the ground under rocks, logs and roots.
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Sable description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyMustelidae
GenusMartes (1)

Information on the sable (Martes zibellina) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Japanese sable.
Spanish
Marta Cibelina.
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Sable status

The sable is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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