We have to protect green space and our prairie lands

nullCredit: LuRay Parker, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Black-Footed Ferret

The only ferret native to North America, and one of the most endangered  mammals on the continent, the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) teeters on the edge of extinction because human development  has reduced their grasslands habitat to less than 2 percent of its original  size. Because prairie dogs comprise 90 percent of a ferret’s diet, the  destruction of prairie-dog colonies due to habitat destruction, pest-elimination programs, and disease are huge contributors to the ferret’s  downward spiral


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