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Blackfooted Ferret

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The blackfooted ferret is endangered and feeds on rodents, it is against the law for breeders to own them. After the Mustela nigripes population was practically wiped out by disease, it was determined that the remaining wild Mustela nigripes were at risk for the survival of the species. The last 12 were captured and combined with 6 already in captivity to bring the world total to 18, all in captivity, in 1987. The captive breeding program was successful and they are slowly gaining population. The blackfooted ferret is endangered and feeds on rodents, it is against the law for breeders to own them.

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Blackfooted Ferret

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Mustela nigripes is an endangered species and the only species native to North America. Dissappearing grasslands, prairie dog eradication programs and sickness have reduced their population to less than 2% of what once existed. These animals are the most endangered and rarest mammal in North America. The blackfooted ferret is endangered and feeds on rodents, it is against the law for breeders to own them.

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