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Hooded Skunk

(Mephitis macroura)

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AII black or black and white skunk, usually mostly black with 2 white stripes along each side; long, bushy tail; 28 to 38cm (11to 15in) long, plus tail. (Zorrillo, Zorrillo hediondo).


Lowland forests and open areas over northern Pacific slope, Nicoya Peninsula; nocturnal; found on the ground.

Found in the following Parks:

Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Hooded Skunk (Mephitis macroura), Costa Rica