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myfrogcroaked · 5 months ago
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"Elizabeth Ann is the first cloned black-footed ferret and first-ever cloned U.S. endangered species. She was created from the frozen cells of “Willa,” a black-footed ferret that lived more than 30 years ago." 
So, why is this a big deal? Because, "All living black-footed ferrets are descended from 7 individuals, resulting in unique genetic challenges to recovering the species." Willa died 30 yrs ago, but she wasn't one of the 7. Her genome represents an important revival of genetic diversity.
Source: Revive & Restore
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birds-and-friends · 14 days ago
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Desert Golden Mole, "Night on Earth" Episode 1, via Amp
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violetsandshrikes · 4 months ago
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imagine you’re looking at rocks at the beach and you get jumped by an octopus
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great-and-small · 2 months ago
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The wrong Dodo went extinct
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l-ouroboros · 2 months ago
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Want some bestiary?
(Yeah, it's been a long time, I know, I know...)
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birds-and-friends · 3 months ago
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Bad Landing, Cornell Lab, captured by Cam Lady (Laysan albatross) (part 2)
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great-and-small · 3 months ago
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Am I doing this right, dad?
This is a juvenile Sandhill crane (one of my favorite species!) learning how to forage from a very caring parent. Adult breeding pairs raise their babies together and these little chicks will stay with mom and dad for about 10-12 months. What a joy it is to see them learning how to be birds from their parents! As you can see from that cute little flop, it’s sometimes hard work.
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fluffygif · 2 days ago
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Good morrrrrrrning
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