Endangered Animals

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Endangered Animals

Sources:ARKiveWorld BookEncyclopedia BritannicaGrolierWorld Wildlife FederationNational Geographic

Solution (How they are saving the Ferret)Vaccinating and protecting Prairie Dogs, breeding Ferrets in captivity and reintroducing them into the wild

Problem: (Why they are Endangered)Black-Footed Ferrets primary source of food are prairie dogs. Farmers and Ranchers have killed most prairie dogs. Without prairie dogs, ferrets can't survive.Disease and loss of habitat also contributed to the decline

HabitatGrasslands of North AmericaDietBlack Footed Ferrets primarily eat Prarie Dogs but will also eat rabbits, squirrels, mice and other burrowing mammals.

Black-Footed Ferret FactsOnly 1,000 left in the wildThey are nocturnal20 inches long with a 6 inch tailFerrets were believed to be an extinct species until 1981 when a small colony was found in Wyoming.

Black Footed Ferret

Black-Footed Ferrets live in prairie dog burrows so they are close to their favorite food source

The largest colony of Black-Footed Ferrets is in Wyoming



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