Mink are carnivorous, semi-aquatic mammals. Their primary food sources are fish and shellfish, although they also eat eggs and rabbits. The two remaining species of mink, the American Mink and the European Mink, cannot be differentiated based on their skeleton alone. Mink are prized for their fur, which is used in clothing. Millions of mink are raised on fur farms each year in the US and Canada. Wild mink live near bodies of water and are territorial, solitary animals. They fiercely defend their coastal territory from encroachment by other mink.