Release of the Endangered Black-footed Ferret

ferret at nightWe are very excited to welcome a new friend to the RMANWR – the endangered black-footed ferret! Please click on this link for information about our new resident!

Over the last nearly ten years, black-footed ferrets (we like to call them our BFFs), the most endangered mammal in North American, have been reintroduced at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. BFFs seem to love our high plains/prairie dog habitat and have thrived over the years!

Once thought to be extinct, the black-footed ferret remains one of the most endangered mammals in North America. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is working to restore populations of these rare (and rarely seen) animals to eastern Colorado. This video provides an intimate look at Colorado’s Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program with CPW Species Conservation Coordinator Tina Jackson.

Video produced by Jerry Neal/CPW. Additional footage provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the San Diego Zoo Alliance.

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