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Library to screen documentary

Oct 8, 2017 From staff reports

A preview screening of Ferret Town, a new documentary following the revival of the endangered black-footed ferret, will be held on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lander library.

Black-footedferretswere presumed to be gone forever from the Great Plains, until a small population was discovered in 1981 near Meeteetse. Wyoming-based filmmakers unravel the complexity of endangered species management and rehabilitation, revealing the spirit of dedication involved in saving a species from extinction and returning it to the community and environment where they were rediscovered.

A panel of biologists, ranchers, and conservationists involved in the recovery of North America's most endangered mammal will discuss some of the behind-the-scenes recovery efforts that began with the 1981 rediscovery on a ranch near Meeteetse and continue through the reintroduction of black-footed ferrets in 2016.

"This is one of the greatest conservation stories in the United States and in Wyoming, which has played a key role both nationally and internationally in saving this species from extinction," said Virginia Moore, film director and producer.

For more information about the film and tour days, please visit

https://ferrettownmovie.com/film-tour/

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