Population Attributes for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) at Meeteetse, Wyoming, 1981–1985

@article{Forrest1988PopulationAF,
  title={Population Attributes for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) at Meeteetse, Wyoming, 1981–1985},
  author={Steven C. Forrest and Dean E. Biggins and Louis Gene Richardson and Tim W. Clark and Thomas M. Campbell and Kathleen A. Fagerstone and Eleanor T. Thorne},
  journal={Journal of Mammalogy},
  year={1988},
  volume={69},
  pages={261-273}
}
Numbers of adults and juveniles in the single known free-ranging population of the endangered black-footed ferret ( Mustela nigripes ) at Meeteetse, Wyoming were estimated annually in July from spotlighting as 88 (1983), 129 (1984), and 58 (1985). Population sizes in September, determined from mark-recapture studies, were 128 ± 25 (1984) and 31 ± 8 (1985). Lower population estimates in 1985 reflected, at least in part, an ongoing epizootic of canine distemper in ferrets that decimated the… Expand

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