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NPR profiles the black-footed ferret


Once thought extinct, the black-footed ferret is rapidly bouncing back thanks to captive-breeding programs, but it remains one of the most endangered mammals in North America. Today, NPR profiled the species and the efforts to save it. Check out the sidebar for a list of other species previously thought to be extinct.

Read or listen to the story here: NPR : Black-Footed Ferrets Fight Extinction.