Yellow-bellied weasel facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsYellow-bellied weasel
|At Shillong, Meghalaya, India|
|Yellow-bellied weasel range|
This type of weasel is named for its yellow-colored underbelly; the upperside of the body and the tail are of a dark brown. Yellow-bellied weasels can grow up to 9.8–10.6 inches (25–27 cm) long. The tail is 4.9–5.9 inches (12–15 cm) long. It weighs about 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg).
Distribution and Habitat
Yellow-bellied weasels first build a den in the ground. They breed every year. Mating happens in late spring or early summer. Females are pregnant for about ten months. The female gives birth to 3-18 kits in April or May. By the time the kits are eight weeks old, they are ready to go out and hunt by themselves.
Yellow-bellied weasels are easily trained. It can be used to control rodents in buildings.
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