Dodging Extinction: The Black-footed Ferret Recovery Program

In 1979, black-footed ferrets were considered extinct. In 1981, a ranch dog discovered a ferret in Meteetse, WY. This led to the discovery of a small population and the first recovery program. Today, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and its many partners are leading an effort to take ferrets off the Endangered Species List. This is their story.

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