Skip to comments.17 animals scientists want to bring back from extinction [ Endangered Species Act dies too! ]
Posted on 03/27/2013 1:17:05 PM PDT by NoLibZone
It's called "de-extinction," the act of bringing an extinct animal back to life by reassembling its genome and injecting it into embryonic cells. After that, it's the simple matter of finding a surrogate.
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Will they reject science?
As a global minority, are white humans on the list?
A hard fact to face is....
“We may have too many Polar Bears”...
It would be fun to have most of these back, although I have my doubts about the saber tooth tiger. And the dodo — they’d all vote democrat, and we have too much of that already.
I welcome bringing back the Dodo bird! I’ve heard they are delicious! That alone should ensure their survival if they are always raised on farms. You don’t ever hear of chickens, pigs, or cows going extinct.
What could possibly go wrong?
Let’s all come together to “de-extinction,” the act of common sense. Common sense has died only to be replaced by victimhood. Please reject any substitions for common sense. Pay your bills too; BTW.
I’m for bringing most of the creatures back, as long as there is habitat where they can live without upsetting the ecosystem-Africa could likely accomodate smilodon and a bunch of the birds, the Tasmanian tiger could live where it originally did if it isn’t hunted, etc-but the Ice Age is over for now-where will they put the Mastodons and Mammoths-Siberia?
I’m okay with bringing back the mammoths and the Neanderthals too, but maybe in separate places...
Are Conservative Republicans on the list?
Definitely in favor of bringing back the auroch (extinct giant cattle). They were about 6 feet at the shoulder. Think of how much meat was on those cows!
>I welcome bringing back the Dodo bird! Ive heard they are delicious!<
They aren’t able to clone the Neanderthals or Denisovians(sp?)-the DNA is too old and scarce. We’ve likely absorbed them as a race long ago anyway. Maybe the people in Siberia could become mammoth and mastodon herders? Got to be more fun than herding reindeer...
Yum-some ranchers here have those big, furry Galloway cattle-so the aurochs should fit right in...
I’m all for bringing back from extinction many of the founders. Shouldn’t be too difficult, instead of millions... to having to go back a mere 250 or so years.
In exchange for bringing them back, I’d put them to work as well. And pay them for it.
I’d house them in Washington D.C. mostly, but a good smattering of them elsewhere... could use a good handful here in Boston.
are they planning on bringing back a republican with a spine?
Saber Tooth Tiger. Why not T-Rex?
The Woolly Mammoth - adapted to cold temperatures and open tundra.
The Pyrenean Ibex
The Caribbean monk seal, or Sea Wolf
The Carolina Parakeet
The Dodo - meat bird
The Kaua’i ‘O’o Moho
The Cuban Macaw
The Passenger Pigeon or Wild Pigeon
The Elephant Bird - meat bird
The Moa - meat bird
The Labrador Duck
My wish list:
The Irish Elk - preferred relatively temperate conditions and semi-woodland habitats.
Stood 7 feet at the shoulder. Adult males had massive antlers that spanned 12 feet and weighed up to 88 pounds.
The Giant Beaver
The Woolly Rhino
The Giant Sloth
The Cave Bear
There’s some evidence that the Thylacine isn’t extinct.
And the Giant Beaver, well...
Ivory-billed woodpecker and Steller’s sea cow, for me.
And mammoth too.
No short-faced bears. No way.
They’re on the “drive into extinction” list.
You know you've been freeping too long, when you can see an acronym like that for the very first time, and know what it means :-)
I second the giant sloth.
I thought a quagga was a zebra-like thing, not a bird?
More cool ones: Moa, Haast’s eagle, megalania.
You arecorrect, ny bad. Could be tasty?
Have heard that some NZers think it is still around, but habitat so dense, is nearly imposible to find.
Giant Beaver ... I get it. Seen a few my self ...
You have a choice of white meat or dark meat.
It would be something to see a Haast’s eagle take down a moa.
I believe there are a couple of ivory-billed woodpeckers on some Caribbean islands.
There are supposedly Ivory Bills in swamps in Ark. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some in quite a few Southern swamps. I live in Alabama and know for a fact there are critters here that “experts” say are not.
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Thanks NoLibZone. The new ish of Nat Geog has this as the cover story.
People do realize why this bird was hunted in the first place, right?
The Auroch's good eatin'.
Gigantopithecus, too. Except he’s still around under different names; Bigfoot, Sasquatch, etc.
If T-Rex was on the lose in Detroit would anyone notice?
BTW - I live in an Agenda 21 "large predator" corridor. Do you want to relocate me so some on your list - the Smilodon, formerly local - won't run into me toting a .505 Gibbs?
marsupial, smarsupial you when all technical on me.
Hey we all gotta eat. Smilodon tastes like chicken after a good meal of mastadon ... Irish elk are lip-smacking good on the barbie. Like to relocate you, can’t. Sequester, you know.