Welcome to the Ferret Cam! Here you can view live, real-time video feeds of North America’s most endangered (and cutest) mammal, the black-footed ferret. The star of our webcam is Two-bit, an ambassador ferret at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. Black-footed ferrets are primarily nocturnal, so you’ll see Two-bit sleeping a lot during the day in her underground enclosure. However, ferrets are highly curious and playful when they are active, so don’t forget to tune in at night when you have the best chance of seeing Two-bit acting silly above ground!
In order to save the species, the last-remaining black-footed ferrets (BFF) in the wild were captured to start a captive breeding program. Initially comprised of domestic ferret breeders and reproductive experts from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, today the BFF’s future depends on the joint efforts of six organizations that make up the Species Survival Plan. Below you will find video clips from one of those members, our very own National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in Colorado. We tend to think of ferret recovery as three distinct, but interconnect processes: captive breeding, preconditioning, and release into the wild. Please enjoy this sneak peek into the wonderful world of endangered species recovery!
Learn more about black-footed ferrets and our efforts to recover this endangered species:
· Species info
· Recovery program
· Fact sheet