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Old April 22nd, 2015, 07:43 PM   #171

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Indian Cheetahs. Those beauties were domesticated by Kings once!
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Old May 27th, 2015, 05:50 AM   #172

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The tree of life!
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Old June 17th, 2015, 06:52 AM   #173
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Or why not:

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Old June 18th, 2015, 06:23 AM   #174

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The great auk. impressive looking Arctic equivalent to the Antarctic penguins showing convergent evolution at it's best. Tasty, as well, apparently, since it was wiped out by fishermen taking too many of them.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 09:15 AM   #175

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scientists hope to re-create the Aurochs, or a similar beast, in ten years

Wild supercows return to Europe - CNN.com

***The animals get closer with each generation, and the team have the advantage of being able to test the offspring's DNA against the complete genome of an auroch, which was successfully sequenced at University College Dublin.
"You could see from the first generation that apart from the horn size, there was enough wild in the breed to produce animals far closer to the auroch than we would have expected," says Goderie.
The ecologist had predicted that seven generations would be necessary for the desired outcome, which might be achieved by 2025.
The program is now in its fourth generation, and pilot schemes across Europe are offering encouragement.***

would love to see!!!
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Old January 11th, 2017, 12:17 PM   #176
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Common Sense.

It died out somewhere in the 1960's
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Old January 15th, 2017, 03:23 PM   #177

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scientists hope to re-create the Aurochs, or a similar beast, in ten years

Wild supercows return to Europe - CNN.com

***The animals get closer with each generation, and the team have the advantage of being able to test the offspring's DNA against the complete genome of an auroch, which was successfully sequenced at University College Dublin.
"You could see from the first generation that apart from the horn size, there was enough wild in the breed to produce animals far closer to the auroch than we would have expected," says Goderie.
The ecologist had predicted that seven generations would be necessary for the desired outcome, which might be achieved by 2025.
The program is now in its fourth generation, and pilot schemes across Europe are offering encouragement.***

would love to see!!!
Mhm I read about this a few weeks ago, but knew about the attempt to recreate the breed. We'll see how it goes. It might be possible to recreate some species, but not all
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Old January 20th, 2017, 11:29 PM   #178

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aurochs. more steak is cool.....
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 08:04 AM   #179

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We would have to bring back prime habitat for a given species brought back from extinction, in order for them to maintain a viable population over time.. That means getting rid of humans in large swaths of prime habitat. Also, introduced viruses wiped out many pretty birds, such as in the Hawaiian islands. So you would have to tinker with their DNA to make them immune as you brought them back.

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Old January 30th, 2017, 05:46 PM   #180

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I have had a soft spot for Therizinosaurus ever since I learned about them.
A theropod dinosaur who became a giant vegetarian pot-bellied Big Bird.

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Another critter I'd love to have the opportunity to hug is the Leptictidium, just insanely cute in every way.

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