The black-footed ferret (Mulstela nigripes) is North America's most endangered mammal. Black-footed ferrets have light yellow-buff fur and a pale underside, a white face, snout and throat, and black feet. They also have a black mask around their eyes.
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Grassland prairies of United States, southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. Black-footed ferrets inhabit the abandonned burrows of prairie dogs in grassland and prairie habitats. Specific habitats include shortgrass and midgrass prairies. Each ferret requires 40-60 hectares.
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