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Save The Black Footed Ferret

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Do you want to be a hero? You could be one, because if you help us spread this speech you could save a lot of helpless animals that need your help. You could save a species from extinction.

Hi there, our names are Aimee, Marilia, Hugo, Arsenii and Shaikha and we are here to talk to you about the Black Footed Ferret. A Black Footed Ferret is a type of fox that lives in Grassland and it is really cute however, there are only 200 - 350 left and that’s why I’m asking you to help us save those extinct animals.

If you also feel that this precious animal is becoming endangered too quickly, then join us in the adventure of saving this species.

The main reason black footed ferrets are going endangered is because their main source of food is running out (prairie dogs). There are about 200 - 350 black footed ferrets still alive. We need your help to bring awareness to black footed ferrets to save them.

This precious animal is too hard to let go of so help us save it. Unfortunately, the black footed ferret feeds on the prairie dog which is also becoming endangered. Help us find a new way for these darling animals to survive without having to feed on the prairie dogs.

Professionals say that every time an animal becomes endangered it is a sign that the ecosystem is falling apart, so if you want, just by spreading the notice you can save the whole animal kingdom starting small then going all out. All you have to do is spread this message and you will be a hero, and therefore the whole world!

Then please help us protect the black footed ferret from their extinction.

All ferrets deserve merits.

Fun fact:

1. Black-footed ferrets are long, thin animals, so they can go into the prairie dog burrows. They weigh between 1.5 and 2.5 pounds and can grow up to 24 inches long. A strip of dark fur across their eyes makes them look like there wearing a mask.

2. Did you know that the black-footed ferret can live up to about 5-10 years

3. Ferrets are from the weasel family which includes the species polecats, stoats, and ermines.

4. From 1860 to the start of World War II, ferrets were used alot in the American West to protect grain stores from rodents. They gained popularity as pets in the 1980s and 90s.

5. The name “ferret” comes from the Latin word furittus which means “little thief.” This name relates to the common ferret habit of secreting away small items.

6. All kits are born with white fur and get their approximate adult color at 3 weeks of age.

7. A ferret’s normal heart rate can go as high as 200 to 250 beats per minute!

8. Ferrets are most active at dawn and dusk.

References

F, W W. “Black-Footed Ferret.” WWF, World Wildlife Fund, made by Kristin Bly

www.worldwildlife.org/species/black-footed-ferret.

Defenders “Black-Footed Ferret”, Editor-Ryan Moehring, made in 2021

https://defenders.org/wildlife/black-footed-ferret

Endangered “Importance Of The Endangered Species Act”, made by Micheal Lehnrt, made in 2020

https://www.endangered.org/importance-of-the-endan...

World Wildlife “Black-Footed Ferret Facts: The Masked Bandits of the Northern Great Plains”, made in May 12, 2014 and made by the World Wildlife team.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/black-footed-ferret-facts-the-masked-bandits-of-the-northern-great-plains#:~:text=Black%2Dfooted%20ferrets%20are%20long,appearance%20of%20wearing%20a%20mask.

Science Friday “How The West Will Be Won (For The Black-Footed Ferret)” made by John Hughes and made on August9/ 9th 2017.

https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/the-return-...

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