Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Sable (Mustela zibellina), a fur-bearing animal of the family Mustelidae, widely distributed through the forest regions of Siberia. The sable is about 2 feet long, more stoutly built, and with a more bushy tail then the Pine Marten, of which it is probably a variety. The fur is lustrous brown, with a yellowish patch on the throat. It is of great commercial value, a skin of the first quality being worth more than £20. The North American Sable (M. americana) appears to be scarcely distinguishable. More than 100,000 skins have been imported into Britain by the Hudson Bay Company in a single year