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Why a new jaguar sighting near the Arizona-Mexico border gives experts hope

Why a new jaguar sighting near the Arizona-Mexico border gives experts hope

Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited.Jaguars once roamed throughout much of Arizona and New Mexico, even as far north as the Grand Canyon. But throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, hunters exterminated the U.S. population of North America’s only big cat.But with a breeding population in adjacent Sonora, Mexico, that numbers up to 200, cats from their ranks are increasingly wandering north into Arizona. At least seven male jaguars have been seen in the southern part of the state in the last 25 years—including one that resides in southeastern Arizona—and another...

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A black-footed ferret has been cloned, a first for a U.S. endangered species

A black-footed ferret has been cloned, a first for a U.S. endangered species

Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited.You’ve probably heard of Dolly the sheep. Now, meet Elizabeth Ann, the black-footed ferret.Scientists have successfully cloned an endangered , using preserved cells from a long-dead wild animal. This is the first time any native endangered species has been cloned in the United States.The advance is a milestone for the conservation of black-footed ferrets, North America’s only native ferret. This species was once found over vast swathes of the American West, but they dwindled as farmers and ranchers eliminated their primary...

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