The black footed ferret has a yellowish brown body with a zorro like black mask across the face. They also have black feet. They have a black tail tip. They weigh about 1.5 to 2.5 pounds (48 to 66 cm). Males are slightly larger than females.
More then 2,200 kits (baby black footed ferrets) have been born since 1991. In just over 20 years the world has gone from 18 black footed ferrets to 700. Ferrets are nocturnal they can sleep up to 20 hours a day. The black footed ferret is also called the black eyed ferret.