Friday, May 29, 2009

Re-introduced fishers have babies

The National Park Service has announced that a pair of fishers, introduced to Olympic National Park in January 2008, have mated and produced four kits - the first fisher kits known to be born in Washington in decades. The Kitsap Sun has a story here. Fishers, weasel-like carnivores that thrive among big trees, once ranged in Washington but were wiped out in the early 20th century, because of habitat loss and fur trapping.
Here's a video showing the mother carrying her babies one by one from one den to another.

Via Watching Our Waterways.

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