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Nearly extinct black-footed ferret returns to Canada

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For the first time in more than 70 years, black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) are now living wild on Canadian soil. Last Friday, the Toronto Zoo released 34 black-footed ferrets into the prairies of Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan near the U.S. border. The endangered species—once “probably the rarest mammals on Earth,” according to the [...]

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