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Scientists to revive extinct passenger pigeon

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:47 PM

The passenger pigeon is an odd case of extinction - it died out not centuries ago, but in 1914, within the lifetime of some people living today. Its extinction shocked the world, going from a population of billions to being hunted into extinction in a relatively short time. Once Martha, the last surviving passenger pigeon bid farewell at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the world assumed they were gone for good, but perhaps not: The Great Passsenger Pigeon Comeback, the flagship project of genetics group Revive & Restore, aims to see to it that passenger pigeons fly among us once more.

http://dailydigestne...ssenger-pigeon/

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:36 PM

How sad, if only we could locate and remove the genes of greed and stupidity within humans, extinctions would be a thing of the past.

If you new not of this birds story until now, ( like me ) then you might find this also a great read....
http://www.audubonma...on-went-extinct

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..."Men still live who, in their youth, remember pigeons; trees still live who, in their youth, were shaken by a living wind. But a few decades hence only the oldest oaks will remember, and at long last only the hills will know."

--Aldo Leopold, "On a Monument to the Pigeon," 1947




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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:09 PM

Cool story, I wish them success. Does anyone else see Jurassic Park in our near future? /joking


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:47 PM

Oh?  Is this a thing again?

The claims come regularly, so I'll just wait for the finished product.





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