this studio is about saving the black-footed ferrets!
the black-footed ferrets are now considered an endangered species, the biggest attempt at reintroduction is going on near Fort Collins Colorado.
Black-footed ferrets were thought to be extinct around the 1950’s; however, a small population was discovered in the early 1960’s. When biologists studied the ferrets; they noticed that the population was declining rapidly. Nine ferrets were taken into captivity in the hopes of starting a captive breeding program. Unfortunately their efforts were unsuccessful. The last known black-footed ferret died in captivity in 1979. Black-footed ferrets were considered extinct. But then “ In an amazing turn of events, black-footed ferrets were rediscovered in 1981 near Meeteetse, Wyoming. A ranch dog brought a dead ferret home to his owners. The ranchers brought the carcass to a local taxidermist who identified it as a black-footed ferret. The taxidermist called the wildlife authorities, who then surveyed the area and found a small population of ferrets. And thus, the Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program was born.” (blackfootedferret.org [how do I quote a website?])
thanks so much for your support everyone!