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Black-footed ferret habitat

Black-footed ferret habitat

some management and reintroduction considerations

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Published by U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Cheyenne, Wyo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Black-footed ferret,
  • Wildlife management -- Wyoming

  • Edition Notes

    Statementauthored by S.C. Forrest ... [et al.] ; [by Idaho State University, Biota Research & Consulting, Inc.]
    SeriesWyoming BLM wildlife technical bulletin -- no. 2
    ContributionsForrest, S. C, Idaho State University, Biota Research and Consulting, Inc, United States. Bureau of Land Management
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 49 p. :
    Number of Pages49
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17975314M

      “If you are able to restore the black-footed ferret to the prairie, you can say you have restored at least a fraction of the Great Plains back to its former self,” said David Jachowski, a post-doctoral research associate in wildlife conservation at Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment who spent a decade on the effort to restore the ferrets to their natural habitat. Black footed ferrets exact origin is unknown, but they first appeared in North America approximately , years ago, and came from across the Bering Strait. The black footed ferret is native to.

    Black-footed ferret habitat. Black-footed ferrets once danced in a large area of the Great Plains, mountain basins, and semi-arid grasslands of North America. The last-known wild population of ferrets persisted in the vicinity of Meeteetse, Wyoming, until early The black-footed ferret is considered a conservation success story, but the animal faces an uncertain future. Scientists estimate only about 1, wild black-footed ferrets ( mature adults) remained in Most reintroduced ferrets died from ongoing prairie dog poisoning programs or from disease.

    The story of survival and perseverance of the black footed ferret is still ongoing, and while black footed ferret numbers are on the rise, their survival is not certain. Protection of their habitat, and the greater ecosystem in general, will be key in not only the survival of the black footed ferrets, but all animals. In Black-footed Ferrets: Back from the Brink, children relive the inspiring and heroic efforts of people who stepped in to save this remarkable creature when all seemed lost. Through this true tale of wildlife survival, children discover the bold and creative ideas that Americans and their government have used to protect and care for the.


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Black-footed ferret habitat Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Black-footed ferret population fell drastically in the earlier half of the 20th century, mainly due to habitat loss. Currently, habitat loss and introduced disease are key threats to this species.

The ferrets are entirely dependent on prairie colonies for shelter, food, and raising young. In Black-footed Ferrets: Back from the Brink, children relive the inspiring and heroic efforts of people who stepped in to save this remarkable creature when all seemed lost.

Through this true tale of wildlife survival, children discover the bold and creative ideas that Americans and their government have used to protect and care for the country's endandered : Miriam Aronin. The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), also known as the American polecat or prairie dog hunter, is a species of mustelid native to central North America.

It is listed as endangered by the IUCN, because of its very small and restricted populations. First discovered by Audubon and Bachman inthe species declined throughout the 20th century, primarily as a result of decreases in. The habitat of a ferret is key to surviving in the wild. The black-footed ferret mainly lives in many prairie dog holes all over the United States of America.

Inall of these ferrets were completely wiped out except for the ones in captivity, because of the prairie dog shortage. The black-footed ferret was one of the original animals placed on the endangered species list in Loss of habitat and their susceptibility to plague and canine distemper has contributed to their decline over the years.

The reintroduction effort in Arizona was initiated under a 10(j) permit. Unfortunately, Black-footed ferrets are susceptible to sylvatic plague and canine distemper – both introduced diseases.

By the mids, the diseases decimated that small colony near Meeteetse. 18 surviving adult ferrets were live-trapped and taken to a captive rearing facility in southeast Wyoming. Protecting the Black-footed Ferret Due to habitat fragmentation and the eradication of the species’ primary food source—prairie dogs—biologists feared the ferrets had gone extinct in the s.

Then, ina rancher’s dog in Wyoming brought home a ferret it had killed. This led to the discovery of a small number of ferrets nearby. The black-footed ferret could also be called the black-eyed ferret because of the distinctive “stick-em up” mask that adorns its face.

The tan ferrets also have black markings on their feet, legs, and tail tip. Habitat loss and non-native disease threaten the recovery of the black-footed ferret. The ferret is entirely dependent on the presence of prairie dogs and their colonies for food, shelter and raising young.

Without ample reintroduction sites and protection from plague, full black-footed ferret recovery remains difficult. The black-footed ferret is one of the most endangered mammals in North America. Fewer than adults live in the wild and only 3 populations are considered valuable.

Ferrets rely almost exclusively upon healthy prairie dog populations, they live only in prairie dog burrows, and more than 90% of their diet is prairie dogs.

POPULATION LEVEL: As of Decemberabout black-footed ferrets existed in the wild. The population in South Dakota accounted for of the individuals. HABITAT: Black-footed ferrets are associated with mixed and shortgrass prairies but any prairie dog town of suitable size may be potential ferret habitat.

The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), also known as the American polecat or prairie dog hunter, is a species of mustelid native to central North America. It is listed as endangered by the IUCN, because of its very small and restricted : Mustelidae.

HABITAT The Black-footed ferret inhabits the burrows of prairie dogs. These deep, long system of tunnels provide the Black-footed ferret with not only a safe place to escape predators and raise young, but also a source of food.

Black-footed ferrets can be seen peeking their head out of. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Black-footed ferret habitat. Cheyenne, Wyo.: The Bureau, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication.

The black-footed ferret was first officially recognized by the United States government as threatened in and was listed as endangered when the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was created in By the time the United States Fish and Wildlife Service adopted a recovery plan for habitat protection inhowever, the ferret had declined to.

Black-footed Ferrets are intimately tied to prairie dogs (Cynomys spp.) throughout their range and have only been found in association with prairie are therefore limited to the same open habitat used by prairie dogs: grasslands, steppe, and shrub steppe.

Black Footed ferrets live in shortgrass and mixed prairie habitat, in close association with prairie dog colonies. Black footed ferrets mostly live underground, usually in old prairie dog burrows. Here they sleep, hide from predators and raise their young.

Facts About The Black Footed Ferret (A Picture Book For Kids) by Lisa Strattin | out of 5 stars 2. Paperback $ $ 8. Get it as soon as Tue, Dec FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. More Buying Choices $ (3 used & new offers). The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) is found in North America.

Black-footed ferrets are highly specialized predators that depend on prairie dogs for both food and majority of the black-footed ferret's diet is made up of prairie dogs. The ferrets live in prairie dog towns in underground tunnels.

The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) is one of the rarest mammal species in North America. Captive breeding has prevented extinction of this species, but successful reintroduction of ferrets into their native grassland habitat is a complex : A.

Aramati Casper, Dorothy P. Hill, Melanie K. Rathburn. The black-footed ferret is a member of the mustelidae of weasel family. It has a long body and yellowish-brown fur with a blackish wash on its back.

It is about two feet in length and weighs 2 to 3 pounds. It has a black-tipped tail and black feet with long claws. It has a black mask around its eyes; large rounded ears on the side of its triangular head; a white muzzle, forehead and throat and.ecology of black-footed ferrets and prairie dogs.

The report provides current and comprehensive information about management of habitat for prairie dogs and black-footed ferrets and is a use­ ful guide for agencies and individuals that man­ age black-footed ferrets Cited by: Established inthe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species.