Black footed ferret

American polecat prairie dog hunter Mustela nigripes endangered IUCN North America USFWS conservation captive breeding program reintroduction back from extinction

American polecat prairie dog hunter Mustela nigripes endangered IUCN North America USFWS conservation captive breeding program reintroduction back from extinction

 

Black footed ferret – the American polecat is native to central North-America. The species was extinct in the wild in 1987, mainly because of habitat loss, fur trade and diseases, but thanks to a successful captive breeding and reintroduction program of theU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service they are listed ‘only’ as endangered since 2008.

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