Animal Weight

How much does a American mink weight?

It is hard to guess what a American mink weights. But we have the answer:

An adult American mink (Mustela vison) on average weights 904 grams (1.99 lbs).

The American mink is from the family Mustelidae (genus: Mustela). It is usually born with about 8 grams (0.02 lbs). They can live for up to 10 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 36.6 cm (1′ 3″). Usually, American minks have 4 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a American mink is 904 grams (1.99 lbs)

The American mink (Neovison vison) is a semiaquatic species of mustelid native to North America, though human intervention has expanded its range to many parts of Europe and South America. Because of range expansion, the American mink is classed as a least-concern species by the IUCN. Since the extinction of the sea mink, the American mink is the only extant member of the genus Neovison. The American mink is a carnivore that feeds on rodents, fish, crustaceans, frogs, and birds. In its introduced range in Europe it has been classified as an invasive species linked to declines in European mink, Pyrenean desman, and water vole populations. It is the animal most frequently farmed for its fur, exceeding the silver fox, sable, marten, and skunk in economic importance.

Animals of the same family as a American mink

We found other animals of the Mustelidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a American mink

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mustela vison:

Animals with the same size as a American mink

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as American mink:

Animals with the same litter size as a American mink

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a American mink:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a American mink

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a American mink: