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Jul 19, 2016 @ 9:28

M&Ms to save endangered animals in the US

Nutritionists give you a hundred reasons why an M&M cannot be good for you.

But for the endangered ferrets in North America, M&Ms actually save them.

According to Foodandwine.com, the US Fish and Wildlife Service used M&Ms to help protect the local prairie dogs in Montana. Prairie dogs are important for the survival of the endangered black-footed ferrets that feed on them.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service got peanut butter covered M&M’s and injected it with the vaccine against the sylvatic plague that has decimated the prairie dog population, threatening the survival of the ferrets that have dwindled down to 300 in the wild.

Apparently, prairie dogs also find the M&Ms delicious.

How the US Fish and Wildlife Service will administer the vaccines to the dogs is just as cool.

Since walking around the wildlife preserve with bags of M&Ms is not an option, the plan is to drop the candies from the air using drones.



 

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