Every species requires a certain set of environmental conditions to be able to move around, feed and reproduce. Whether it’s in the forest, grassland, desert, tundra, or ocean, the place where each species finds the conditions it needs to live and thrive is called its habitat.
The Sonoran pronghorn has been listed as endangeredunder the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since 1967. This listing means that they are in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of their range.
Scientific name: Antilocapra americana sonoriensis Height: About 3 feet at shoulders Length: 4.3-4.8 feet from head to tail Weight: Males 100-130 lbs.; females 75-100 lbs. Top speed: Up to 60 miles per hour Lifespan: 10-12 years
Almost all populations of black-footed ferrets except those listed as non-essential experimental populations are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, meaning they are in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
Protection Status (IUCN Red List):
The black-footed ferret is listed as endangered, meaning it is considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
Height: 6 inches Length: 18-24 inches (including a 5-6 inch tail) Weight: 1.5-2.5 lbs; males slightly larger than females Lifespan: 3-4 years in the wild; 8-9 years in captivity
Black-footed ferrets were once found on black-tailed prairie dog colonies across the Great Plains from southern Canada to northern Mexico, and on white-tailed and Gunnison’s prairie dog colonies across the intermountain west. By 1986 they were completely gone from the wild. Today, they have been reintroduced to 15 locations within their former range in Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Kansas and Chihuahua, Mexico (2008).