American Mink


Native to North America, minks have been introduced around the world by fur farmers

Can be found in most of the U.S. and Canada except for Hawaii, Arizona, Southern California, Utah, New Mexico, and Western Texas

Are excellent hunters with a varied diet of fish, birds, small mammals, and invertebrates

Mink babies are called ‘kits’. Two to three kits are typically born at a time during the summer months.

Click HERE for an American Mink Activity Sheet!

Our Current Residents

Ivy, Female - Born 2015

Ivy came to ZooMontana as a rescue from a fur farm. She can often be seen sleeping in her log, viewable from the front of the habitat.


  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Mustelidae
  • Genus: Neovison
  • Species: Neovision vison

Animal Facts

  • Carnivore
  • Common
  • Rivers & Streams
  • Diurnal
  • Semi-Aquatic

Our Animals