The Cat That (Maybe) Ate an Entire Species

Many cat owners are familiar with the “gifts” their feline friends are fond of giving, but if left unchecked, this behavior can be devastating.

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Sources:

https://www.notornis.osnz.org.nz/system/files/Notornis_51_4_193.pdf
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/the-obituary-of-the-stephens-island-wren/
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/page-family-acanthisittidae.html
https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Our-Science/Earth-Science/Regional-Geology/The-Geology-of-New-Zealand
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4855539/
https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/animal-pests/
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10696945

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Why Can’t We Clone Endangered Species to Save Them?

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We know how to clone animals, so why aren’t we saving endangered species by cloning their populations?

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Sources:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/sdut-rhino-cloning-stem-cells-san-diego-zoo-safari-park-2014dec20-story.html
http://dolly.roslin.ed.ac.uk/facts/the-life-of-dolly/index.html
https://www.ed.ac.uk/roslin/about/dolly/facts/cloning
https://www.britannica.com/list/cc-the-first-cloned-cat
http://time.com/3822573/snuppy/
https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(18)30057-6
http://www.cnn.com/2001/NATURE/01/12/cloned.gaur/index.html
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2003/04/banteng-cloned
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/05/iran-scientists-clone-endangered-mouflon-domestic-sheep
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cloning-endangered-animals/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-cloning-your-dog-so-wrong-180968550/
https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/6/17175936/northern-white-rhino-de-extinction-stem-cells-sudan
https://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/animalcloning/ucm055513.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14733744
https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/earth/ask-a-scientist-about-our-environment/should-we-clone-endangered-animals
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/george-church-de-extinction-is-a-good-idea/
https://www.techtimes.com/articles/228655/20180526/scientists-to-clone-entire-northern-white-rhino-population-from-frozen-cells.htm
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150818-plague-yosemite-campground-cases-science/150820-giant-pandas-national-zoo-animals-science/
https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/estrus-cycles-in-cats
https://institute.sandiegozoo.org/science-blog/rhinos-and-reproduction
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/05/how-to-impregnate-a-rhino/561455/
https://phys.org/news/2006-10-tube-rhinos.html
http://wwf.panda.org/knowledge_hub/endangered_species/rhinoceros/african_rhinos/white_rhinoceros/
https://www.nature.com/news/stem-cell-plan-aims-to-bring-rhino-back-from-brink-of-extinction-1.19849
https://qz.com/913682/a-harvard-university-scientistss-attempt-to-resurrect-a-wooly-mammoth-raises-ethical-questions/
http://bio1220.biology.gatech.edu/?page_id=53
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/mam.12138

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dolly_face_closeup.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indian_Gaur_from_anaimalai_hills_JEG5290.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pyrenean_Ibex.png
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http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-great-panda-bear-sitting-at-the-rainforest/865015440
http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-homeless-cat-on-the-street/816253988
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:One_horn_Rhino_in_Kaziranga_national_park.jpg
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http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-eyes-of-the-tiger/544355522
http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-ranger-with-firearm-face-to-face-rhino/544808324
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Archaeologist and curator Chip Colwell collects artifacts for his museum, but he also returns them to where they came from. In a thought-provoking talk, he shares how some museums are confronting their legacies of stealing spiritual objects and pillaging ancient graves — and how they’re bridging divides with communities who are demanding the return of their cultural treasures.

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Dr. Scott Mills joins Hank to talk about studying color changing fur and evolutionary conservation. Scott and graduate student Lindsey Barnard bring a snowshoe hare and Jessi from Animal Wonders brings two Netherland Dwarf rabbits.

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Navigating territorial hippos and active minefields, TED Fellow Steve Boyes and a team of scientists have been traveling through the Okavango Delta, Africa’s largest remaining wetland wilderness, to explore and protect this near-pristine habitat against the rising threat of development. In this awe-inspiring talk packed with images, he shares his work doing detailed scientific surveys in the hopes of protecting this enormous, fragile wilderness.

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We Probably Can’t Save the Vaquita—But We Can Learn From Them

Save the Vaquita Day is the first Saturday after the 4th of July, and it serves as a reminder that preventing extinctions means acting early.

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Vaquita:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/conl.12331
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/vaquita-porpoise-mexico-extinction/545204
https://www.vaquitacpr.org/
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4621011?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1523-1739.2000.98191.x
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-2907.2006.00088.x

Amur Leopard:
https://academic.oup.com/jhered/article/93/5/303/2187228
https://www.companimalmed.com/article/S1938-9736(13)00081-0/abstract
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/zoo/sd-me-amur-leopard-cubs-zoo-20180601-story.html
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/amur-leopard-population-triples-to-103/#jCp
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071023081613.htm
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5aec/636a15c7c4fc91f4dac4f52cf9ed09f6c0f1.pdf

Javan Rhino:
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/19495/0
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10592-006-9139-4
https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/article-abstract/76/2/335/958233
https://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=Wxu7Ybou0qsC&oi=fnd&pg=PA89&dq=javan+rhino&ots=OingA2uYE4&sig=fwbNUv4DtFx57EphPSqYzjQYGI4#v=onepage&q=javan%20rhino&f=false

Other:
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vaquita4_Olson_NOAA.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gulf_of_California.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/flying-fish-trapped-in-fishing-net-gm177028837-19987555
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leopard-digitalART.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amur_Leopard_distribution.PNG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amur_Leopard_Panthera_pardus_orientalis_Facing_Forward_1761px.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhinoceros_sondaicus_in_London_Zoo.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Javan_Rhino_Range.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aren_pinna_070612_042_stgd.jpg

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