Ferrets Born at NZP

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Summary

Ten European ferrets (two litters of 5 kits each) are born at the National Zoo. They are the first ferrets ever born as the result of artificial insemination, one of only a few species of wild mammals giving birth after artificial insemination.

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," April 1987, p. 2.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

January 27, 1987

Topic

  • Animals
  • Firsts
  • Zoos
  • Childbirth
  • Ferret

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