Western spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis)
- The western spotted skunk feeds on eggs, small mammls and arthropods like grasshoppers and scorpions
- Female western spotted skunks are sexually mature at only 4 or 5 months of age
- The fertilised eggs of the western spotted skunk spend 180 - 220 days free-floating in the female's uterus before they are implanted
- Female western spotted skunks give birth to an average of 4 young in late April to May
The western spotted skunk is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (July, 2012)