Black-footed ferret recovery efforts aimed at increased genetic diversity and disease resistance took a bold step forward on Dec. 10, with the birth of Elizabeth Ann, created from the cells of Willa, a black-footed ferret that lived more than 30 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.
The queen reportedly engineered the mix years ago by breeding past generations of her corgis with dachshunds belonging to her late sister, Princess Margaret.The last of Queen Elizabeth's corgis, Whisper, died in 2018, leaving her with her two dorgis, Vulcan and Candy.
Queen Elizabeth II with a corgi at Windsor (Picture: EMPICS Entertainment)News of Vulcan’s death comes days after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lost their nine-year-old dog Lupo.
(Picture: Elizabeth Howell/SWNS.COM)Her story has clearly touched the nation, as Chi Chi is now up for a bravery award. Owner Elizabeth Howell, 46, had started an Instagram to document Chi’s recovery and life, and a follower took notice, nominating her for the American Humane Society’s annual Hero Dog Awards.