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Partners: San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo
Scientific Name: Rana muscosa
Partners: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and ranch owners Gary and Georgia Walker
Scientific Name: Mustella nigripes
Description: The black-footed ferret has returned to Colorado and other areas within its historic range thanks to a successful captive breeding and release program started in the 1980s.
Panther Face Off (8:45)
Scientific Name: Puma concolor coryi
Description: Florida panthers are notoriously elusive animals known to avoid human interaction. Jay Groesser, a hog hunter in Florida, had a rare encounter with a panther family group. Dressed in full camo, Groesser was able to capture his experience on video. To enhance your safety and that of friends and family, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asks that wildlife never be approached.
Partners: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee Wildside and Conservation Fisheries Inc.
Scientific Name: Percina jenkinsi
Description: The Conasauga logperch is one of the rarest darters in North America. The 6-inch logperch lives where the pristine Conasauga water flows out of the Cherokee National Forest into Polk County, Tennessee, then ripples southward into North Georgia..