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Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes)

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      • March 1970.Includes index.

        StatementU. S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of Library Services
        PublishersU. S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of Library Services
        LC Classifications1970
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 103 p. :
        Number of Pages77
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 10nodata
        2Bibliography series (United States. Dept. of the Interior. Office of Library Services) -- no. 17.
        3Bibliography series / U.S. Dept. of the Interior. Office of Library Services -- no. 17.

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These initial attempts at reintroduction met with limited success, but in the last few decades much has been learned about the successful breeding of ferrets as well as their ecology, and reintroduction efforts are meeting with more success. Kits reach adult weight and become independent several months following birth, from late August to October [,,].

Due to the black-footed ferret's reliance on prairie dogs, fire will most likely affect the 2 species similarly. Current habitat occupied by black-footed ferrets near Meeteetse, Wyoming, is wheatgrass Agropyron spp.

Epizootiology and Transmission Clostridium perfringens is ubiquitous and is present in the intestinal contents of humans and animals.


Although genetic diversity decreased, female fecundity and juvenile survival were not affected by the population bottleneck. All but 18 of those black-footed ferrets died of distemper.

For information about current recovery efforts for the black-footed ferret, see the website for the. Most experimental work has been carried out in the mouse model of disease, however the model may not faithfully mimic human disease because of the unique susceptibility of mice and rats to the murine exotoxin.

An FEIS review on the black-tailed prairie dog suggests that fire may have positive or negative effects, depending on burn severity and season. Prairie dogs are "pretty much all the ferrets eat," Gober says. Determining their food habits by scat analyses can become quite a chore because the ferrets deposit most of their feces in the burrows they occupy.