The Key Creatures

The idea of de-extinction has been floating around lately, bringing to mind the possibility of saber-toothed cats and woolly mammoths roaming the lands that they once called home. Or, on a smaller scale, bringing back flocks of passenger pigeons that once darkened the skies.

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