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Learn new information about the stinky skunk! This video let’s you get up close and personal with a cute striped skunk.

There are four species of skunk. The striped skunk, the hooded skunk, the hog-nosed skunk, and spotted skunk. Striped skunks have two white stripes down their back. Hooded skunks have longer hair and their backs are a mixture of white and black making them appear gray. Hog-nosed skunks are larger with a single solid stripe from head to tail. Spotted skunks are the smallest. Their spots are actually stripes that are dashed with black hair.

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What would you do if you ran into a skunk?


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