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The de-extinction dilemma: should we bring back the moa or save the kiwi?

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The de-extinction dilemma: should we bring back the moa or save the kiwi?

Bringing back animals that have long been extinct holds a special type of excitement for many – just imagine seeing a moa back in the wild. But is it realistic to think this could actually be pulled off? A team of New Zealand and Australian scientists say previously-extinct species to our conservation checklist will strain already tight conservation budgets, and it might come down to a choice between our beloved endangered animals that still exist and the ones that have long since passed.