The black-footed ferret is endangered because the main source of its diet, prairie dogs, is in decline due to habitat loss. A black-footed ferret colony needs at least 10,000 acres...
The Black-footed Ferret often lives in prairie dog towns, surrounded by its favorite source of food. It sometimes sits erect, looking for a burrow to raid. A prairie dog that catches sight of it will dart quickly underground...
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 ...
had all but disappeared from the face of the earth by 1985, when an intensive conservation breeding program was launched by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Attempts to breed ferrets
from South Dakota ... More »
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Black-footed Ferret is categorised as Endangered because of its very small and
restricted populations. As of early 2015, there are about 295 wild born mature ...
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.