|Family||Mustelidae, weasel family (long slender bodies, short legs) include skunks, mink, otter, weasel, martens, badger, wolverine.|
|Came close to extinction in the 1970s because of the poisoning of prairie dog towns. They are in a captive-breeding program and were reintroduced to Badlands National Park in 1994. Reintroduced to Wind Cave National Park on July 4, 2007.|
|Prairies/prairie dog range. In the past, southern Canada to Texas.|
|Food||Prairie dogs (90% of diet)|
|Predators||Humans, badgers, coyotes, bobcats, rattlesnakes, eagles, owls, hawks|
|Disease||Canine distemper, tularemia|
Chattering when excited.
Last updated: January 17, 2018