Tag: release

October 6, 2016

Endangered ferrets thrive in their ancestral home

This past September in Meeteetse, Wyoming, biologists panned spotlights over a moonlit prairie dog town. Each flash of emerald eyeshine marked a captive-bred ferret living wild in its ancestral home. “Once...

August 4, 2016

Black-footed ferret recovery comes full circle

Twenty-nine years ago, biologists traveled to the ranching community of Meeteetse in Wyoming to trap the last few black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) in existence. Now, the descendants of those ferrets...

June 14, 2016

Hundreds of endangered toads released in Wyoming

On June 1, 900 captive-bred Wyoming toads (Anaxyrus baxteri) hopped into the wild at three sites along Wyoming’s Little Laramie River, marking the largest-ever release of adult amphibians by the...