* Threatened or Endangered

Fisher *

 : Martes pennanti

 : Mammal

 : North American forests

 : Wide variety of small to medium sized mammals and birds, and a variety of hard and soft mast such as beechnuts, acorns, apples and berries.

 : 3-15 lbs. and up to 25 in. long excluding the tail

 : The IUCN Red List has Fishers listed as Least Concern


• These forest-dwelling animals are members of the weasel family.

• Fishers have long, slim bodies with short legs and bushy tails.

• Despite their name, fishers do not eat fish and spend most of their time in forested areas hunting mammals.

• They are excellent climbers and can turn their feet 180 degrees to help climb headfirst down trees.

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