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The Weekly Ferrets Magazine Newswire - February 13, 2009

Black-footed ferret volunteers; Gerbils might save black-footed ferrets; Ferret racing; Lost ferrets found; Meerkat In Wales.

Posted: February 13, 2009, 8:30 p.m. EST

Volunteers Can Help Spot Black-Footed Ferrets In Arizona
The Arizona Fish And Game Department seeks more volunteers to help with a spotlighting effort in early March to count black-footed ferrets in the wild, reports The Colorado River Weekender. Read Now>>

A Study Of Gerbils In Kazakhstan Could Save Black-Footed Ferret Lives In North America
Scientists hope that studies on how plague spreads in the wild giant gerbil populations of Kazakhstan can point to better ways of controlling it and limit plague outbreaks everywhere, which would save human lives and the lives of wildlife, such as the black-footed ferret, reports Scientific American. Read Now>>

First-Time Witness To Ferret Racing
Author Brian Viner describes his encounter with ferret racing at an English pub, reports The Independent (UK). Read Now>>

Newspaper Story Helps Bring Lost Ferrets Home
A ferret owner in England who lost his two ferrets unexpectedly found them via news stories, reports the Forres Gazette. Read Now>>

African Meerkat Turns Up In Wales
A Welsh nurse was surprised to spot a meerkat in her garden and had to send photos to officials before they believed a meerkat was on the loose, reports Ananova. Read Now>>

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