Animal Weight

How much does a Hooded skunk weight?

It is hard to guess what a Hooded skunk weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura) on average weights 1.1 kg (2.42 lbs).

The Hooded skunk is from the family Mustelidae (genus: Mephitis). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 30.8 cm (1′ 1″). Usually, Hooded skunks 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 Hooded skunk is 1.1 kg (2.42 lbs)

The hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura) is a species of mammal in the family Mephitidae. Mephītis in Latin means “foul odor”, μακρός (makrós) in Greek translates to “long” and οὐρά (ourá) translates to “tail”.

Animals of the same family as a Hooded skunk

We found other animals of the Mustelidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Hooded skunk

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mephitis macroura:

Animals with the same size as a Hooded skunk

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Hooded skunk

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