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Ondatra zibethicus
(Syn.: Ondatra zibethica)
(LINNAEUS, 1766)

Photo by: K.-D. Grahl
Additional images here: www.biolib.cz

Number of Subspecies:16
Information Source for Taxanomy:Perry, H. Randolph, Jr. 1982. Muskrats. In: Chapman, Joseph A.; Feldhamer, George A., eds. Wild animals of North America: Biology, management, and economics. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 282-325.
Head-Torso-Length:35 cm
Tail length:22 cm
Weight:0,8 - 1,6 kg
IUCN status:LC (Least Concern)

Current Holdings
  • Balje (Natureum Niederelbe) 
    Number: 1
    other EAZA countries
  • Inha (Ähtärin eläinpuisto) 
    Number: 1