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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.

Learn how the black-footed ferret went from the ghost of the prairie to a triumph in endangered species conservation.

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Black-footed ferret in a captive breeding program at the Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center

Although similar in size and shape to the American Mink (Mustela vison), the much lighter body color and prairie habitat of the Black-footed Ferret are distinctive.

Apr 10, 2015 · Endangered black-footed ferrets that were born and raised in captivity must learn to hunt before they can be released into the wild on the American prairie

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Jack Hanna is seen posing with black mountain lion cub at ‘Good Morning America’ on Sept. 22, 2014 in New York City. Alessio Botticelli—GC Images

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Did You Know? Black-footed ferrets eat, sleep and raise their in prairie burrows, and spend about 90% of their time underground.

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Habitat: Black-tailed prairie colonies, white-tailed prairie colonies, Gunnison’s prairie colonies. Black-footed ferrets are found surviving only on

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Red-footed tortoise Fascinating Facts. The largest known red-footed tortoise was 17.75 inches (45 cm) in length! This species is also called the red leg tortoise or

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