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Friday, January 21, 2022

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The Year of the Black-footed Ferret

The Year of the Black-footed Ferret

    Thirty years ago something remarkable happened on a ranch outside of Meeteetse, Wyoming.  A black-footed ferret, a small nocturnal carnivore thought to be extinct, was found by John and Lucille Hogg’s dog Shep.  This event led to the dramatic discovery of a small group of about 130 black-footed ferrets and offered a ray of hope for the species. Research conducted on the Meeteetse population provided important new information on the life history and behavior of this secretive ... Full Story