The black-footed ferret is the only ferret native to North America.
They spend 90% of their time underground and only come up at night.
The last time a wild ferret was seen in Canada was 1937.
The black-footed ferret population dwindled down to just 18 ferrets, living in Wyoming in 1986.
Ferrets eat only one thing - prairie dogs. Declining numbers of prairie dogs put black-footed ferrets on the edge of extinction.
A female with kits needs to eat at least one prairie dog a day to survive.
In two hours a ferret can move over 20 kilos of soil, to uncover a prairie dog in it's burrow.

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