Once declared extinct, the black-footed ferret made a comeback when a small population of 18 individuals was discovered in 1981. A breeding program was established and the number of this native ferret is on the steady incline.
- Black-footed ferrets are the only wild species of ferret in North America.
- They are nocturnal and tend to hunt for prey during the night.
- Black-footed ferrets primarily eat prairie dogs in the wild.
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