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Federal Agency Hears Testimony on Fate of Gray Wolves

The proposal would return management of the predators to the states, potentially subjecting them to hunting and trapping.

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) _ Federal officials are weighing testimony from the only public hearing in the country on the government’s latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list. The proposal would return management of the predators to the states, potentially subjecting them to hunting and trapping. It most states it’s illegal to kill a wolf…

Red River Zoo Welcomes Two Black-Footed Ferrets

They are considered one of the most endangered animals in North America

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo is now the home to two new critters. Two black–footed ferrets are on permanent loan as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Recovery Program. They are considered one of the most endangered animals in North America. They were actually thought to be extinct in the 1980’s until captive breeding and reintroduction programs brought…

Audubon Dakota Monitoring Area Peregrine Falcons

A picture taken by a local birdwatcher shows the peregrine seems to be relying on one leg more than the other

FARGO, ND — A photograph of what could possibly be an injured peregrine falcon native to the F–M area is causing some concern. The community has helped bring back the once endangered species and keeps close tabs on peregrines who nest in the area. The peregrine falcon is one of the world’s fastest birds, with diving speeds that can reach…