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Bringing A Ferret Species Back From Extinction

Two-thirds of the world’s captive black-footed ferret population lives at the National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center. (Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio)
Two-thirds of the world’s captive black-footed ferret population lives at the National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center. (Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio)

The endangered black-footed ferret became nearly extinct more than three decades ago. The species is an important part of the ecosystem, as the animals are both predators and prey.

Grace Hood (@gracehood) of Colorado Public Radio visits a captive breeding program in northern Colorado that’s helping bring the ferret back.

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