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14 extinct animals that could be resurrected

By: Bryan Nelson on April 22, 2012, 7:06 p.m.

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This uniquely beaked bird, once endemic to the North Island of New Zealand, became extinct in the early 20th century after museum demand for mounted specimens reached a peak. Due in part to the bird's popularity as a mascot and national symbol within New Zealand, a project was recently launched and approved to clone and resurrect the huia.