• Furão de Pés Pretos
  • maio 12th, 2014
  • BLACK-FOOTED FERRET
    (Mustela nigripes)

With the loss of 98 percent of prairie dog habitat, which Black-Footed Ferrets depend upon, they neared total extinction in the 1980s. In 1985, only 18 ferrets remained. These were captured and brought into an ex-situ conservation breeding programme in which wildlife authorities and zoos participated (AZA and USFWS).
Ferrets bred under this programme are returned to the wild. The size of the current wild population is more than 600.