Audubon Video: The Mysterious Black-Footed Ferret

Genres - Nature  |   Sub-Genres - Animals  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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This nature video goes to the remote country in Wyoming to see the black-footed ferret. The black-footed ferret is a North American weasel that has yellow and brown markings, a black mask, and black feet. It is a cousin of the European polecat. The once-prevalent black-footed ferret is currently on the endangered species list. Inbreeding, contact with man, and disease have reduced its population to almost extinction. Ferrets bred in captivity have been reintroduced in Wyoming. The film follows how the species is adjusting to life in the wild. The viewer sees it hunting its favorite food, the prairie dog, and taking its place in the environmental chain.