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Arizona’s Aubrey Valley hosted some of the first ferrets returned to the wild in a program that now spans 30 sites across North America. (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