Meet Florian, our five-year old striped skunk (formerly known as hunk-the-skunk who was rescued by CLAWS).
Florian, meaning “Flower” in Latin, is the first skunk we’ve had here since Flower, our old female skunk, died over 10 years ago. (She was well-loved and it seemed appropriate to have him named after her).
CLAWS had Florian since December, when a home was needed for him after his last location. The folks at CLAWS worked long and hard to get some weight off of him. (they did a great job but he still has more to go). Captive born skunks are typically larger than their wild relatives. Their color patterns can also be different. Florian is very white, and has a smoke-swirl pattern.
We are happy to have him here. Come check him out in Carolina Wildlife.