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Government of Canada celebrates first wild-born black-footed ferrets in Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, August 4, 2010--The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the first wild-born black-footed ferrets in over 70 years in Canada have been observed in Grasslands National Park. Once considered North America’s rarest mammal, the black-footed ferret was reintroduced to Canada in Parks Canada’s Grasslands National Park in October 2009.


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First Wild-Born Black-Footed Ferrets in Grasslands National Park
Footage taken in Grasslands National Park on the night of July 24, 2010 of three juvenile black-footed ferret kits playing under the moon and the watchful eye of their mother. These three ferrets are the first wild-born ferrets observed in Canada in over 70 years.
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