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black-footed ferrets

black-footed ferrets
black-footed ferrets

Colorado releases more endangered ferrets into prairie dog holes and hopes for the best

Restoring stable black-footed ferret communities on the Eastern Plains has been a goal since they came back from extinction in the 1980s. Sometimes critters are reluctant to make a change.

Environment

1st clone of endangered species, a black-footed ferret, is “holding her own” in Fort Collins

10-week-old Elizabeth Ann is being raised at a Fish and Wildlife Service black-footed ferret breeding facility in Fort Collins. She's a genetic copy of a ferret named Willa who died in 1988.

Environment

At risk of extinction, black-footed ferrets in Colorado get experimental COVID vaccine

For the newly vaccinated ferrets, the main risk is to the animals themselves. They’re part of a captive population at the National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center outside Fort Collins where there have been no cases of COVID-19 to date

Coronavirus