|The Endangered Black-footed Ferret (BFF)|
Did you know?
The Black-footed Ferret is the most endangered land mammal in North American.
The BFF was declared extinct in 1979.
A live BFF was seen in October 1981 and so began the long, difficult endeavor to save this species from extinction. Read the incredible BFF timeline here:
In 2008, the conservation efforts ran into trouble when sylvatic plague was discovered in the prairie dog colonies in South Dakota. This area is home to almost half of the Black-footed ferrets in the U.S. This disease is deadly to both the prairie dogs and the BFFs. The effort to combat the plague is costly and time-consuming. Funding is needed to ensure all efforts can be made so that this program is a success.
Who's looking at who? Travis Livieri of the Prairie Wildlife Research Organization checking on a wild
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