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Black-footed ferret

There’s a new business in town, as Wyoming Game and Fish released nearly 20 ferrets on the same Meeteetse ranch where the species “rose from the grave” after presumed extinction over 40 years ago. Eighteen black-footed ferrets were released on the historic recovery site near Meeteetse last week. Twelve male and six female captive-born ferrets…

On Tuesday, September 27th, 2022,  the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Draper Natural History will host a panel of experts from around the country to discuss “black-footed ferret conservation.” Moderated by Pitchfork Ranch owner Lenox Baker, the discussion explores the “challenges, breakthroughs, and contributions” of these experts to the conservation of the…

A field of science once deemed science fiction has succeeded in giving one of Wyoming’s most famous endangered species another chance at life. On Dec. 10, 2020, a black-footed ferret was born at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in Colorado. An otherwise positive but unexceptional announcement from the conservation…


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