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Debra Wear
Debra Wear

It would be cool to bring back an animal that is extinct but personally, I think it is also a waste of resources.  I would much rather see us spend our efforts preserving the animals we have left... Why do we want to bring back something that we drove to extinction when we have species of animals going extinct every day?  And even if we DID bring something back, how do we know it would even survive..The habitat it had is gone and how do we know it would not encroach on species currently in existence...  Seems like a much better idea to become good stewards of the Earth and try to preserve what we have left.  As my daughter once told me, Extinction is FOREVER... Once an animal is gone.. it is gone... 

Audrea Telck Griggs
Audrea Telck Griggs

I grew up with these adorable birds pestering our dogs---they are very smart, one would draw the dog away by swooping down and pecking at his tail, while the other would still his food.  Our dog was hilarious and I think he loved the games!

Carrie Larsen
Carrie Larsen

These are everywhere the Rocky Mountains west of Denver!  They are always getting into the garbage, but I don't mind.  This was their home first!

Rachel Todd
Rachel Todd

It would be so cool to own one of these the colors are so beautiful.

Hoang Duong
Hoang Duong

Bringing back extinct animals is one way to make up for what we have done to mother nature.

Soap Berries
Soap Berries

Those are definitely some beautiful creatures.  We need to be much more careful of the way we treat the world around us.

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