Science, History, All Ages
Black-Footed Ferrets: 40th Anniversary of Rediscovery
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Join the Meeteetse Museums, the US Fish and Wildlife, and the Draper Natural History Museum for an online black-footed ferret celebration!
Forty years ago, Shep encountered a black-footed ferret in his yard at the Hogg’s place on the banks of the Greybull River. Thanks to that encounter, and John and Lucille Hogg’s curiosity, the last remaining population of black-footed ferrets was found.
This year the black-footed ferret became the first endangered species to be cloned. This momentous occasion will help to bring genetic diversity to the ferret population, better equipping them to deal with things like sylvatic plague.
To celebrate this milestone, the Meeteetse Museums, the US Fish and Wildlife, and the Draper Natural History Museum are working together to bring you a truly one-of-a-kind event.
Join us on Friday, September 24th, to hear from the individuals at the forefront of the cloning project: Ryan Phelan, Revive and Restore; Oliver Ryder, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance; Shawn Walker, ViaGen; Angela Bruce, Wyoming Game and Fish; and Robyn Bortner, US Fish and Wildlife. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Lenox Baker.
Webinar Registration Information
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 24, 2021 08:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Black-Footed Ferrets: 40th Anniversary of Rediscovery
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This is an online event and registration is required.