Checklist For 25 Extinct Animals That Scientists Want to Bring Back

In the last 100 years, there have been a high number of extinct animals in the world. Scientists are considering how to possibly bring back some of these animals through a process called “de-extinction.” Here is a checklist of the animals that they have focused on.

  1. Carolina Parakeet
  2. Cuban Macaw
  3. Aurochs
  4. Dodo
  5. Dusky Seaside Sparrow
  6. Labrador Duck
  7. Heath Hen
  8. Ivory-billed Woodpecker
  9. Imperial Woodpecker
  10. Great Auk
  11. Woolly Mammoth
  12. Mastodon
  13. Moa
  14. Elephant Bird
  15. Passenger Pigeon
  16. Pyrenean Ibex
  17. Quagga
  18. Smilodon
  19. Baiji
  20. Thylacine
  21. Steller’s Sea Cow
  22. Caribbean Monk Seal
  23. Huia
  24. Moho
  25. Gastric-brooding Frog

In choosing the extinct animals to actually bring back, today’s scientists consider a number of factors including their ecological functions and also the availability of high-end tissues with quality DNA samples.

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