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.
Learn about the size, diet, population, range, behavior and other fascinating facts
about black-footed ferrets.
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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 ...
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 ...
Common name: Black-footed ferret. Scientific name: Mustela nigripes. Other
names: Pispiza itopta sapa, black-faced prairie dog, the American ferret, Putorius
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.
Feb 10, 2011 ... black-footed ferret, blackfooted ferret, black footed ferret, Cheyenne River
Reservation, ... Here are 13 ferret facts you may want to know. 1.
Black-footed Ferret. ... Contact Us. Explore This Park. Black-footed Ferret. Black-
footed Ferret - Mustela nigripes. NPS Photo. Class. Mammalia. Order, Carnivora.
Feb 2, 2016 ... The black-footed ferret belongs to the weasel family. Its length from head to rear
is between 38 and 50 centimeters, and it has an 11- to ...