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11 odd ways we protect endangered species

By: Laura Moss on July 14, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
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Photo: Kim Mitchell/Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership

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In the name of survival

Conservationists often go to extremes to protect endangered species and save them from extinction. Here's a look at some of the strangest things mankind has done to prevent a species from being wiped off the planet — from developing alluring bird perfume to cloning an animal from beyond the grave.

Editor's note: This file was originally published in September 2010 and has been updated with new information.