Black-footed Ferret Day at the Amarillo Zoo Sept. 24

Saturday, September 24 the Amarillo Zoo will be celebrating the Black-footed Ferret, one of the most endangered mammals in North America. Once thought to be extinct, the ferret was re-discovered on September 26, 1981 near Meeteetse, Wyoming. Through conservation efforts the ferret, once a common fixture in the Great Plains, is slowly making a comeback. The Amarillo Zoo is one of only 24 zoos in America permitted to exhibit the ferret.

The zoo invites the public to come celebrate the remarkable mammal with keeper chats, wildlife shows, crafts and the opportunity to see the Black-footed Ferret on exhibit at the education center. The celebration includes a check presentation from zoo volunteers to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Black-footed Recovery Program. The Amarillo Zoo is located at NE 24th Ave. and Dumas Highway inside Thompson Park.

For more information, please visit the zoo website at www.amarillozoo.org or like us on Facebook.

Date: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016