Bringing the endangered Vancouver Island marmot back from the brink

The Vancouver Island marmot is making a comeback, thanks to recovery efforts from the Marmot Recovery Foundation. By 2003, there were only 27 marmots left in Canada’s wilderness, but their population has rebounded to just over 200 animals. These marmots are bred in captivity, where they can be monitored and acclimated to predators before being released into the wild. However, saving the species from extinction takes a lot of effort and money.

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