I stumbled across this a few weeks back and, while I shared it over Twitter, I thought that maybe some people within the Tumblr ferret community would get a kick out of this as well.
Via Camzone.com, we have live streaming video of the black-footed ferret breeding center from the Phoenix Zoo. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve left the stream open and running on my spare monitor. It helps break up the monotony of working on other websites and doing periodic research. It’s amazing how much their play mimics the domesticated ferret!
The black-footed ferret is a member of the weasel family indigenous to the prairies of the United States. It is the only ferret species native to the Americas. The species has been declared extinct twice but now numbers in the thousands; nearly the entire population was bred in captivity in order to bring about a recovery of the species.
A friend at work showed me this! It really brightened my day.