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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Congratulations Smithsonian National Zoo on 49 Baby Black-Footed Ferret Additions!

Black-Footed Ferret, by Jessie Cohen.  Smithsonian Institution National Zoo.
Black-Footed Ferret, by Jessie Cohen.  Smithsonian Institution National Zoo.
My foray into social media and web analytics has proven one thing to be true: you can't statistically beat baby animals.

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park has welcomed 49 new baby Black-footed Ferrets into its folds with its best year yet at trying to resuscitate this once-thought-extinct animal's numbers.  

Read more and see the Ferretcam!  (I warn you now it will be hard to tear  your eyes away from the slumbering babies!) You can also see more animal pictures by checking out the National Zoo's photo gallery.

The Collections Search Center has 67 records on "Ferrets" ranging from the National Postage Museum, National Zoo, and National Anthropological Archives.  However nothing in our records can compare to the cuteness at the Zoo.  If you can't get there, then at least enjoy the Ferretcam view from the comfort of your chair. 

Rachael Cristine Woody
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives


  1. The Ferret should be the Collections Search Center mascot, since the CSC is so great for ferreting out information about our archival, library, and museum collections here at the Smithsonian!