• This Oct. 1, 2014, file photo shows a black-footed ferret peeking out of a tube after being brought to a ranch near Williams, Ariz. The endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago. Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets Tuesday, July 26, 2016, near Meeteetse, Wyo. Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)

    Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild

    MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A nocturnal species of weasel with a robber-mask-like marking across its eyes has returned to the remote ranchlands of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago.

  • In this July 2007 file photo, a loon with a chick on its back makes its way across Pierce Pond near North New Portland, Maine. Generations have passed since common loons could be seen throughout Massachusetts. But a Maine-based conservation group is out to change that with a plan to transplant loon chicks to Massachusetts during the summer of 2106. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

    Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back

    WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — The common loon’s haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ago.