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Endangered ferrets released on Montana's Crow Reservation 


October 1, 2016

PRYOR, Mont. (AP) — The 5,000-square-mile Crow Indian Reservation south of Billings welcomed its newest residents with a cattail to represent the Platte River.

The 18 black-footed ferrets were transported to the Crow Reservation on Wednesday, where biologists and wildlife officials hope the endangered species will eventually establish a breeding population.

Marlin Not Afraid, the director of the Crow Fish and Game Department, placed a cattail next to the first burrow where he released a female ferret to signify to the animal that this was its new home. He also spoke to all the ferrets in...

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