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Scientist: Rare Chinese Dolphin Extinct

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#16    SilverCougar


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Posted 14 December 2006 - 08:28 PM

The condors and asian lions were able to be caught, bred till there were enough, then let back out into the wilds.  However.. with these river dolphins.. if  *IF* they could even find another.. let alone enough to take and breed in captivity, reintroducing them back into that river will just lead them right back to this...  Sure they could find a different river.. but pretty much all the rivers in china is a death sentence.

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 10:49 PM


.. but pretty much all the rivers in china is a death sentence.

Sadly, it's true...

My point was that animals CAN be brought back from the brink, but that is an ARDUOUS undertaking...sad.gif

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 02:13 AM

Thats sad, I remember learnig about these wonderful creatures in a science class back in grade 6. Geeze. 6 years go by fast and bam, extinct.

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 05:09 PM

I only found out about this a few minutes ago. It came as something of a shock as, even though I knew the baiji was critically endangered, I thought it would be able to hold on with al the measures being taken to protect it. Luckily, it's been declared 'functionally extinct,' meaning that for the purposes of the discussion it is extinct, but not necessarily.

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