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Re-wilding: Re-introduced ‘Fishers’ Thrive In Cascade Mountains

“Fishers” are slim furry, forest-dwelling relatives of weasels, mink and otters in North America. But they’ve been extinct in the Pacific Northwest since the 1900s. Until scientists attempted to re-introduce them in the Cascade mountains.


Biologists released a handful of the endangered, weasel-like animals in 2008, but now they must find out if the population is sustaining itself.

Header photo courtesy Earthfix