Plague Vaccine Testing Signage in Wind Cave National Park

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Wind Cave National Park is one of 34 areas testing a USGS-developed oral vaccine to prevent the spread of plague in prairie dogs. If successful, the sylvatic plague vaccine could help protect endangered black-footed ferrets in the western U.S. because the ferrets rely on prairie dogs for food. The project is a collaboration of over 30 organizations and agencies.

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Image Dimensions: 2666 x 3999

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Location Taken: Wind Cave National Park, SD, US