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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.
Win for Wildlife
Victory! Congress votes to protect endangered wildlife over special interests. Learn how Defenders and our supporters helped make this great win happen.
Bison, © Walter Novak
Where We Work
With large swaths of undeveloped land and some of America’s biggest native animals, the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains provide the last best wildlife habitat in the lower 48 for many species.