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Science fact of the day: Baby skunks are altricial

Baby skunks (called “kits”) are altricial, meaning that they are born completely dependent on their mother for survival.

At birth, their eyes and ears are sealed shut and they are toothless.

Their eyes open around 3 weeks of age and weaning occurs around eight weeks old.

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