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Fact Sheet
Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents that live in large colonies in the grasslands of central and western North America.
Fact Sheet
The endangered black-footed ferret is a member of the weasel family. It is the only ferret native to North America - the domestic ferret is a different species of European origin and has been domesticated for hundreds of years - and has a tan body with black legs and feet, a black tip on the tail and a black mask.
In the Magazine
A new poison is on the menu in Great Plains states, where ranchers claim that burrowing, grass-eating prairie dogs degrade pasture land.