Thursday, August 27, 2009

National Zoo and the Black-footed Ferret

     Congratulations to Chromiumman for being our winner of the Movie Monday Trivia give away.

     Below is Cyan and her six kits. The National Zoo has been a part of the Black-footed Ferret recovery program for 20 years.

     The National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia has helped bring back the Black-footed Ferret from extinction by using artificial insemination from frozen sperm from Black-footed Ferrets that was collected in the 1980's and 1990's.

     Cyan's babies are the result of natural breeding. Depending on what time of the day it is. Cyan and her kits maybe sleeping because Black-footed Ferrets are mostly nocturnal. Enjoy the live feed from The National Zoo.



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