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Monarch Butterfly Placed On Endangered Species List

National Geographic reports: A beloved visitor to summer gardens is officially an endangered species. The migratory monarch butterfly — the iconic subspecies common to North America — was declared endangered today by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global leading authority on the status of biological diversity. The butterfly, known for its twice-yearly, 2,500-mile journey across …

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Scientists Clone First US Endangered Species [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years ago. The slinky predator named Elizabeth Ann, born Dec. 10 and announced Thursday, is cute as a button. Cloning eventually could bring back extinct species such as the passenger pigeon. For now, the technique …

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