The black-footed ferret, once thought lost to extinction, is quickly becoming a success story thanks to the combined efforts of countless government and non-governmental agencies, conservationists and biologists.

However, the battle against extinction is still far from won.

While the numbers of black-footed ferrets have increased, they are still in great danger due to the loss of their habitat and primary prey, the prairie dog.

The ferret is not the only species at risk of extinction, there are thousands more that need help. For without any assistance, they will be lost forever.

I would like to thank everyone who helped me with the creation of this project:

Travis Livieri and the USFWS

Pat Fargey and Parks Canada

Maria Franke and the Toronto Zoo

Carleton University

Paul Adams for his support and encouragement

Chris Waddell for his invaluable input

Kathryn O'Hara for her guidance and skilled eye

Meagan Leflar for her magnificent website design and technical support

Meg Wilcox for teaching video editing

Roger Martin for his incredible technical assistance

Related links:

IUCN Red List - The black-footed ferret

U.S. Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program

Canadian recovery strategy

Toronto Zoo black-footed ferret breeding program

This project was made possible due to the participation, help and guidance of: