Everybody, meet the lovable Black Footed Ferret! These cute creatures belong to the weasel family, and are native to North America. Their diet consists mainly of Prairie dogs, who make up approximately 90% of their diet. While this ferret seems little, he can eat more than 100 prairie dogs in just one year! The Black Footed Ferrets spend most of their time underground, where they sleep, eat, and raise their young. While they used to be numbered in the tens of thousands, an exotic disease together with a widespread destruction of their habitat reduced their numbers tremendously. At some point in the early 90’s, there were only 18 of them around. Today they are making a comeback, and luckily there numbers have increased. Sources confirm that there are 500 of them found in the wild, and another 800 of them living in captive breeding homes. Hopefully, with the help of breeding facilities, these cute little animals can fight this extinction.