Black-footed Ferrets: Back from the Brink

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Bearport Publishing, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Was it too late to save the black-footed ferret? Thousands of these furry creatures had once lived on the great plains of North America. Yet by the 1980s, millions of prairie dogs---the ferret's main source of food---had been killed. Without them, the ferret was suddenly pushed to the brink of extinction. Would people find a way to help this endangered animal survive? In Black-footed Ferrets: Back from the Brink, children relive the inspiring and heroic efforts of people who stepped in to save this remarkable creature when all seemed lost. Through this true tale of wildlife survival, children discover the bold and creative ideas that Americans and their government have used to protect and care for the country's endandered wildlife. Full-color photographs and a habitat map enrich this heartfelt story of conservationism and courage.
 

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Contents

A Thief in the Night
4
Long Ago in the West
6
New Hope
8
Disaster
10
Captured
12
The Last Chance
14
New Kits
16
Many Challenges
18
On the Right Track
24
The Future
26
Blackfooted Ferret Facts
28
Other Weasel Family Members in Danger
29
Glossary
30
Bibliography
31
Index
32
Back Cover
34

Return to the Wild
20
Learning to Survive
22

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