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Volunteers search with high-powered spotlights four times a year looking for black-footed ferrets.
Lately, many teams have come back with zero sightings. (Photo/Copyright Clay Bolt, WWF/Conservation Media)

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The race to conserve America’s Black-Footed Ferrets
Despite some success, species remains threatened in Western U.S. Biologists are trying to understand why

SELIGMAN, Ariz. — The night was settling from cool to downright cold as Holly Hicks drove out into the northern Arizona grasslands with an endangered black-footed ferret in her backseat.

By Elizabeth Miller, Courtesy of Undark Magazine January 21, 2020
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