Conservation Bio Main Points 10-17-07

Conservation Bio - Museums Zoos Botanical Gardens Captive Breeding Conservation Bio Main Points Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat o Museums helped to

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Museums, Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Captive Breeding Conservation Bio Main Points 10/17/07 Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat o Museums helped to bring their population back by showing what can be re-introduced Laysan duck o Exists only on island west of Hawaii o Typical localized endangered species, about 150 left o Genetic studies of sub fossil duck bones collected on major islands of Hawaii, indicate the Laysan duck was once widespread o Other islands are suitable habitats o Many Hawaiian birds have gone extinct Lonesome George o Last individual found on Pinta o Brought into captivity in 1972 o Placed with two females for about 25 years o No reproduction o “Loneliest creature on Earth” Guinness Book World Records o Is George a recent transplant from a different island? o We can tell that George is the last remaining due to museum specimens that show that he has a genetically distinct lineage o Recently found a hybrid that contains the possible parents of a same species of tortoise as George
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course E&EB 115 taught by Professor Jeffreypowellmartawells during the Fall '07 term at Yale.

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