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What would you de-extinct?

Asked by Patty_Melt (13448points) May 4th, 2019

I was listening to Neil DeGrasse Tyson with Jeff Goldblum, and the question was brought up, if you could de-extinct any animal(s), what would you choose?

That sounded to me like a fun fluther question.

I have another question I will ask which was a mention in the same conversation. I think it would influence people’s answers to this question.

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ragingloli's avatar

I would start with all the animals driven to extinction by humans.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

If we could include fruits. Then The Gros Michel (or “Big Mike”) Banana. If not then the Dodo bird so we can have more sequoia trees. The Dodo birds droppings help the sequoia trees reproduce.

Patty_Melt's avatar

@ragingloli, actually, one of the scientists involved with the conversation said that very thing, that t Rex was gone because nature mandated it. He said he would only consider resurrection of species driven to extinction by our ancestors.

@RedDeerGuy1, good call.

zenvelo's avatar

I’d like to see dodo’s too, although the idea of them germinating tambaloque trees is false.

I’d like to see a California Golden Bear, the Grizzly on the state flag, a distinct species from grizzlies in Montana/Wyoming or from Alaska

ragingloli's avatar

We need a new plague.

janbb's avatar

All the froggies that have lately gone extinct.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@zenvelo Ok I read as much of this link that I could , and you are right. Thanks… another televison show from my past that has bad science. I can’t remember If it was Wild Kingdom or The Nature of Things that pushed this particular brand of bad science?

Patty_Melt's avatar

Dodos.
I don’t know how big the were. I will look that up. I am curious to know what vocals they had.

Darth_Algar's avatar

I’d resurrect Gigantopithecus blacki.

Patty_Melt's avatar

For bff, or bodyguard?

Darth_Algar's avatar

I don’t take your meaning.

Patty_Melt's avatar

What is your interest in having them revived?

Darth_Algar's avatar

Simply because a 10 ft tall, 1,300 lb ape is fucking cool.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Ooookay, but you feed it.
:-D

Patty_Melt's avatar

@janbb, I miss seeing toadies after rains and evenings.
We used to have at least three kinds of frogs in our pond. It was a rather large pond, and cranes which had lost their way sometimes stopped to rest there. Eggs get carried on their legs to new places.

kritiper's avatar

The passenger pigeon. In 1878, 1 billion were killed.

Patty_Melt's avatar

My gosh! I am aware of their passing, and it was human caused, but I had no idea the numbers involved. I mean, I felt like it was more gradual.

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ucme's avatar

Fuck billed twattypuss

Patty_Melt's avatar

didnt know that was extinct

ucme's avatar

Oh yes, you may be confusing it with it’s more common cousin the Duck Billed Platypus.
They are very much still alive & kicking.

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