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Books about skunks

Books about skunks

On Saturday, February 22, we welcomed Julie from the Indiana Skunk Rescue, who gave an informative presentation on both wild and domesticated skunks. She even brought Diana, one of her domesticated skunks, to meet everyone!

If you missed the program but would like to learn more about these often misunderstood creatures, try reading one of the following books!

Books to Share

Skunks by Patricia Whitehouse: “A basic introduction to skunks, including their habitat, diet, and physical features.”

Skunk on a String by Thao Lam: “When a skunk gets his foot caught in the string of a helium balloon, he finds himself blown through unfamiliar landscapes. What’s a skunk to do?”

The Secret Life of the Skunk by Laurence Pringle and Kate Garchinsky: “Inside a secret, underground burrow, a striped skunk and her newborn kits snuggle together, protected from the cold outside air and dangerous predators.”

A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid: “Petunia so desperately wants a pet skunk that she refuses to believe her parents when they say skunks stink”

Skunked: Calpurnia Tate Girl Vet by Jacqueline Kelly: “”When Travis discovers an abandoned baby skunk, he can’t help but bring it home and take care of it. Stinky, as Travis names him, settles in pretty well. But when Travis discovers Stinky’s litter-mate, Winky, who is in need of some help, things get complicated around the Tate house”

A Boy Called Bat by Elana Arnold: “For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises–some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.”


We hope everyone who attended “The Secret Lives of Skunks” enjoyed the program and learned something new! For more information about the Indiana Skunk Rescue, visit their website.

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