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Top 10 Animals We'd Like to "De-Extinct"

By Becky Ferreira Mar 22, 2013

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The Dodo

The Dodo has become a meaningful symbol of extinction  ever heard the phrase "dead as a Dodo"? Isolated on the island of Mauritius with no natural predators, the Dodo grew large and prospered for many millennia, but when the world's top hunter showed up, they were out of commission in less than 80 years. The last sighting of one in the wild was in 1662...but maybe we can change that date to 2013!

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, fossils, de-extinct, extinction

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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