The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), also known as the American polecat or
prairie dog hunter, is a species of mustelid native to central North America.
Prairie dogs make up more than 90% of the black-footed ferret's diet. A ferret may
eat more than 100 prairie dogs in one year. Black-footed ferrets are also ...
What do black-footed ferrets eat? Black-footed ferrets are carnivores (meat-eaters
) and only eat prairie dogs (Cynomys species). Prairie dogs are rodents that ...
Black-footed Ferret The black-footed ferret eats prairie dogs. It slithers down
prairie dog tunnels and kills the prairie dog with a quick bite to the back of the
The last wild black-footed ferrets were taken into captivity in 1987. Today, the
ferrets ... The ferret eats ground squirrels, mice, birds, and insects. It lives in
burrows ... Why do you think this might be of particular concern to the species
As mentioned, with up to 90% of their diet consisting of prairie dogs, the black-
footed ferrets primarily hunt ...
for eating meat. Specialization. Black-footed ferrets are highly specialized
predators that depend upon prairie dogs (Cynomys spp.) for survival. Prairie
Sep 25, 2005 ... The black-footed ferret does not hibernate, but in winter, the amount of time .... A
ferret may eat over 100 prairie dogs in one year, and scientists ...
Black-footed ferrets are North America's only native ferret species, which ... One
ferret may eat over 100 prairie dogs in a year, and scientists calculate that one ...
Ferrets do not hibernate, but in winter, the amount of time they are active and the