How far will we go to save a species?
The black-footed ferret was thought to be extinct when a small population was discovered near Meeteetse, WY in 1981, setting off an urgent race to recover the species from only 18 animals. This film follows the ongoing efforts of many dedicated individuals to return this endangered species to the wild.
Run time: 28 & 10 minutes
Release date: 2019
Director & Editor: Virginia Moore
Executive Producer: Geoff O’Gara
Director of Photography: Kyle Duba
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was thought to be extinct when a small population was discovered in a remote corner of Wyoming in 1981, setting off an urgent race to recover the species from only 18 animals. This film follows the ongoing efforts of many dedicated individuals to return the black-footed ferret to ranches outside Meeteetse, a small, tight-knit community at the epicenter of the discovery almost 35 years ago. Central to the film is the charismatic mammal itself, both cute and ferocious, a predator that gives meaning to an entire ecosystem. Reared in captivity from the original Meeteese stock, black-footed ferrets have now been released at over 24 sites throughout North America, but they still have a long way to go towards recovery. FERRET TOWN presents one of the best conservation stories in the United States, posing the question- how far will we go to save one species?
FINALIST of the 2022 United Nations World Wildlife Day Film Showcase
2020 Heartland EMMY Nominee for Best Environmental Programming
WINNER of the 2020 Best Conservation Short Film
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FERRET TOWN features some rarely seen wild black-footed ferret behavior including this “ferret dance”.
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