Rosebud, A Black-Footed Ferret
(live streaming)

You are viewing a black-footed ferret (Named Rosebud) nest box at the Zoo’s Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, where ferrets are bred to be saved from extinction. The kits shown on the cam this year have left for Colorado and will eventually be released into the wild. Ferrets, which once ranged across the Great Plains and are now one of the world's rarest mammals. 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of a collaborative ferret conservation effort.