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Ferrets

Black-footed ferrets

On Saturday and Sunday, the Meeteetse Museums will commemorate the rediscovery of the black-footed ferrets nearby in 1981, and the beginning of the process that saved the species from extinction.

Attendance is free. The tentative schedule of events is:

Saturday: Bus tours to Pitchfork Ranch rediscovery location, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tours, led by Dennie Hammer (formerly of Wyoming Game and Fish), leave the museum at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Individual vehicles are not permitted on the tour.

Appearance by a black-footed ferret, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Meeteetse Museum. The ferret is courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center.

Sunday: Presentation on the state of the black-footed ferret at 1 p.m. by Kimberly Tamkun, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A discussion with key individuals involved in the ferret rediscovery and recovery efforts follows the presentation. Includes an appearance by a black-footed ferret.

For more information, call 307-868-2423 or email info@meeteetsemuseums.org.

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