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 ...
Black-footed ferret peeks out of a burrow / Mike Lockhart, USFWS. Learning to
hunt a prairie dog. Mike Lockhart, USFWS. Black-footed ferret in the wild.
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.
The National Zoo's Black-Footed Ferret Reproduction Project studies the biology
of the black-footed ferret to enhance reproduction, maintain genetic diversity, ...
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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 ...
Common name: Black-footed ferret. Scientific name: Mustela nigripes. Other
names: Pispiza itopta sapa, black-faced prairie dog, the American ferret, Putorius