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Deadly predator by FelisGlacialis Deadly predator :iconfelisglacialis:FelisGlacialis 372 66 Pine Marten by Ivan-Kovalevskiy Pine Marten :iconivan-kovalevskiy:Ivan-Kovalevskiy 43 14 weasel by LumiLumi weasel :iconlumilumi:LumiLumi 58 8 K22 by SargassosArt K22 :iconsargassosart:SargassosArt 20 4 Steppe polecat by Renum63 Steppe polecat :iconrenum63:Renum63 51 2 Toast Weasel by ToastWeasel Toast Weasel :icontoastweasel:ToastWeasel 143 22 White Ermine by Stalio White Ermine :iconstalio:Stalio 4,078 520 The Weasel by Nina-HN The Weasel :iconnina-hn:Nina-HN 15 10 Meeny-miny-moe by barbcast Meeny-miny-moe :iconbarbcast:barbcast 37 5 Sentimental Otters by KlakKlak Sentimental Otters :iconklakklak:KlakKlak 1,111 56 Death messenger by FelisGlacialis Death messenger :iconfelisglacialis:FelisGlacialis 345 67 Ermines II by Lutri Ermines II :iconlutri:Lutri 152 35 Chart of European Mustelids: Size and Colour by redwattlebird Chart of European Mustelids: Size and Colour :iconredwattlebird:redwattlebird 183 6 Martens by Avanii Martens :iconavanii:Avanii 279 48 Mustelids by Sylfaenn Mustelids :iconsylfaenn:Sylfaenn 288 22 April by ThePyf April :iconthepyf:ThePyf 169 15

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We were asked by Mutabi to spread the word. It's for a good cause and supports both artists, their work and nature, and includes mustelids.

This is a charity art project raising money for animal welfare and artists from all over the world are  invited to draw individual pictures and donate revenue to protect the environment.



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Invitation to an art project for our nature


Do you like drawing or creating art?
Do you offer commissions or want to start with it?
Do you love our beautiful nature or have a favourite animal?

So please use your skills and join the Naturama Project 2018!
naturama-projekt.org/en/natura…

It is a project, that collects artists from all nations to draw together commissions for our environment and the animals, we love.
At the end of the project, we donate ALL money (each cent!) to environmental organisations to help saving:

* the last tigers
* wild wolves
* amazing birds of prey
* sweet and helpless pets
* otters and rare snow leopards
* the marine diversity
* the little but often forgotten wild bees
* the fluffy bats
* dangerours sharks
* and the cute hedgehogs!

2011 we started the Naturama Project and about 40 artists collected 1.800 Euro!
Since then we drew, crafed and created and were able to donate all in all
19.363,98 €!

And this year...?

Become an active part in naturama and send a mail at: naturama-projekt.org/en/natura… !

The project starts offically at 1st of April 2018! Join us now!
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"Mustelidae (from Latin mustela, weasel), commonly referred to as the weasel family, are a family of carnivorous mammals.

The Mustelidae in general are phylogenetically relatively primitive and so were difficult to classify until genetic evidence started to become available. The increasing availability of such evidence may well result in some members of the family being moved to their own separate families, as has already happened with the skunks, previously considered to be members of the mustelid family.

Mustelids vary greatly in size and behavior. The least weasel is not much larger than a mouse. At the other end of the scale, giant otter can measure up to 2.4 metres (7.9 ft) in total length and sea otters can exceed 45 kilograms (99 lb). The wolverine can crush bones as thick as the femur of a moose to get at the marrow, and has been seen attempting to drive bears away from its kill. The sea otter uses rocks to break open shellfish to eat. The marten is largely arboreal, while the badger digs extensive networks of tunnels, called setts. Some mustelids have been domesticated. The ferret and the tayra are kept as pets (although the tayra requires a Dangerous Wild Animals licence in the UK), or as working animals for hunting or vermin control. Others have been important in the fur trade. The mink is often raised for its fur.

As well as the most species-rich family in the order Carnivora, mustelidae is one of the oldest. Mustelid-like forms first appeared about 40 million years ago in the Oligocene epoch, roughly coinciding with the appearance of rodents. The direct ancestors of the modern mustelids first appeared about 15 million years ago.
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-Edited excerpt from Wikipedia

Mustelids include weasels, otters, minks, martens, wolverines, polecats, ferrets, grisons, and badgers. Skunks were somewhat recently removed from the family Mustelidae, but are acceptable in submissions.

Group icon is by NinjaFerret22! Thanks!

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LittleKirara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2024  Professional General Artist
Do you need any help with mod work? I'm very experienced in running groups and would love to help.
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Han-Wik Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2024
Hi there and thank you so much for the kind offer!
I'm only happy to accept since I neither have the time nor experience to make the group as exciting and giving as it should be.
My experience is in zoology and art, but that's about it. How does it work- should I send you an invite of sorts?
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LittleKirara Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2024  Professional General Artist
I see you figured it out lol....would you be okay with me switching the group over to the new group design? It will allow me to change the background/banner/widget and what not but it might delete old admin logs which is why I'm asking before hand.

I'm also hoping to be able to share my up coming adventures with this group. I have close to 30 years of experience keeping the only domesticated member of the mustelid family, other wise known as the ferret; however years of patience have finally paid off as I now have a stunning big stocky working EU line/15polecat hob and a absolutely lovely mitted jill who is about 40% european polecat. If things continue to go good then I might be blessed with the pitter patter of little kits sometime this year or perhaps next. Let me know if you would like to see some pictures of them.
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Han-Wik Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2024
Yeah I did!
Sure-  but I would appreciate a clean and calm design with earthy color tones and without flashing animations/icons (or keep them to a minimum). There's nothing I'll miss of value in the group log (nearly all of the activity is my doing anyway).

30 years is impressive! I was aware about ferret x polecat hybrids, but I have no experience with ferrets or breeding. Again, I'll just say go ahead- I'm open to anything that can provide knowledge, nuance and insight, and aim to do that through several personal projects.
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XxAORTICVESSEL23xX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2023  Hobbyist
is there a set of rules for this group. submission limit, etc.?
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GendusPineMarten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2023
This group makes me happy :) 
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GumballWaterson1990 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2021  Student Digital Artist
How was my drawing? It's Ok. I take feedback from you guys.
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JonahDrawsOtters Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh damn... I just noticed that I placed my paintings in the wrong sector... I'm sorry about that. Can I somehow fix it?

This is really embarrassing. I can't concentrate enough, because of sleep deprivation.
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Han-Wik Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2020
It's ok- it happens occasionally. I don't think members can move their submissions, so I'll have to do it for you. Where would you like to place it? They seem like they should be in the otters section.
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JonahDrawsOtters Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh damn... I'm sorry to bring you trouble... :(

But thank you for helping me. I'll pay attention from now on.
You are right: Two otters and one mink.
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