Enw gwyddonol: Mustela putorius
Known for its bandit-like appearance, the polecat was once so persecuted it was on brink of extinction in the UK. Thankfully, numbers are now increasing in rural Wales and parts of England.
Average lifespan: 5 years
Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework.