Animal Age

How old does a American mink get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a American mink reaches?

An adult American mink (Mustela vison) usually gets as old as 10 years.

American minks are around 51 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Mustelidae family (genus: Mustela), their offspring is 4 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 36.6 cm (1′ 3″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A American mink gets as old as 10 years

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

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Mustelidae):

Animals that reach the same age as American mink

With an average age of 10 years, American mink are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies American mink

The same number of babies at once (4) are born by:

Weighting as much as American mink

A fully grown American mink reaches around 904 grams (1.99 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a American mink

Those animals grow as big as a American mink: