Ancient DNA Could Return Passenger Pigeons to the Sky - Genetic engineering could restore the once profuse North American bird after a century or more of extinction

Ancient DNA Could Return Passenger Pigeons to the Sky - Genetic engineering could restore the once profuse North American bird after a century or more of extinction

Passenger Pigeon - The species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world during the 19th century to extinction early in the 20th century.  The world's last Passenger Pigeon, died on September 1, 1914.

Passenger Pigeon - The species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world during the 19th century to extinction early in the 20th century. The world's last Passenger Pigeon, died on September 1, 1914.

Arlie William (Bill) Schorger and passenger Pigeon specimens

One Man's Passion for the Passenger Pigeon

Arlie William (Bill) Schorger and passenger Pigeon specimens

The 100th anniversary of the last of the species finds biologists dreaming of preventing or even reversing extinctions.

The 100th anniversary of the last of the species finds biologists dreaming of preventing or even reversing extinctions.

The passenger pigeon, one of hundreds of species of extinct birds, was hunted to extinction over the course of a few decades

The passenger pigeon, one of hundreds of species of extinct birds, was hunted to extinction over the course of a few decades

The last passenger pigeon died Sept. 1, 1914, making this Sept. 1 the 100th anniversary of the species  extinction.

100 years later, the passenger pigeon still haunts us

The last passenger pigeon died Sept. 1, 1914, making this Sept. 1 the 100th anniversary of the species extinction.

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) Vancouver Museum collection, BC. Extinct.

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) Vancouver Museum collection, BC. Extinct.

A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction by Joel Greenberg

A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction by Joel Greenberg

The Harvard Museum of Natural History recently opened an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the bird's extinction, in hopes of reminding the public of this cautionary tale.

100 Years Later: Remembering the Passenger Pigeon

The Harvard Museum of Natural History recently opened an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the bird's extinction, in hopes of reminding the public of this cautionary tale.

10 Facts About Passenger Pigeons  :'(

10 Facts About Passenger Pigeons

PASSENGER PIGEON. A few Passenger pigeons remained in captivity after 1900. The very last one was a female named Martha who died at Cincinnati Zoo at about 1:00 pm on September 1, 1914.

PASSENGER PIGEON. A few Passenger pigeons remained in captivity after 1900. The very last one was a female named Martha who died at Cincinnati Zoo at about 1:00 pm on September 1, 1914.

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