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.
The endangered black-footed ferret is a member of the weasel family. It is the
only ferret native to North America—the domestic ferret is a different species of ...
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The black-footed ferret is a member of the mustelidae of weasel family. It has a
long body and yellowish-brown fur with a blackish wash on its back. It is about ...
The rarest native mammal in the United States, the black-footed ferret is a short-
legged, slender-bodied weasel. It measures just 1 1/2 feet (46 cm) nose to tail.
Range Description: Historically, Black-footed Ferret was found throughout the
Great Plains, mountain basins, and semiarid grasslands of west-central North ...
The National Zoo's Black-Footed Ferret Reproduction Project studies the biology
of the black-footed ferret to enhance reproduction, maintain genetic diversity, ...
The black-footed ferret is a member of the weasel family (mustelids). It has a long
neck and black markings on its face, the tip of its tail and on its feet. It is very ...
Black-footed ferrets wear many hats. They are charismatic animals with black
masks and feet and a playful demeanor.