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Species at Risk

Black-footed Ferret

Mustela nigripes

Close-up of a Black-footed Ferret
Black-footed Ferret.
© Lockhart, M./2005

The Black-footed Ferret is one of North America’s most endangered mammals. Since 1900, the species’ survival has been threatened by a number of factors, including the steep decline of its main prey item, the Black-tailed Prairie Dog. Parks Canada and its partners are taking part in recovery efforts targeting the Black-footed Ferret.