Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Trust the World's Fastest VPN with Your Internet Security & Freedom - A Lifetime Subscription of PureVPN at 88% off. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×
Science

Submission + - Berkely scientists plan to "Jurassic Park" some extinct pigeons back to life (wired.com) 1

phenopticon writes: "Researchers at Berkeley have decided to attempt to revive the extinct passenger pigeon in order to set up a remote island theme park full of resurrected semi-modern extinct animals. Well, they're doing the first part anyway. Maybe not so much the part about the remote island.

About 1,500 passenger pigeons inhabit museum collections. They are all that’s left of a species once perceived as a limitless resource. The birds were shipped in boxcars by the tons, sold as meat for 31 cents per dozen, and plucked for mattress feathers. But in a mere 25 years, the population shrank from billions to thousands as commercial hunters decimated nesting flocks. Martha, the last living bird, took her place under museum glass in 1914."

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Berkely scientists plan to "Jurassic Park" some extinct pigeons back to life

Comments Filter:

Artificial intelligence has the same relation to intelligence as artificial flowers have to flowers. -- David Parnas

Working...