Woolly mammoths comeback in 5 years; FL monkeys decline

Japan: We’ll clone woolly mammoths in five years

After a 10,000 year absence, Japanese researchers say they have a new technique to bring the woolly mammal back. Teruhiko Wakayama cloned long-frozen mice in 2008, turning tail cells into embryonic stem cells. Researcher Akira Iritani has been harvesting eggs from dead zoo elephants and will insert frozen mammoth DNA from Russia. Daily Yomuri

Why do Mexican wolves get the terrible-sounding “10(j) experimental, non essential” designation?

All species that were wiped out do. It lets biologists intervene more, but mainly appeases land owners.– Mexican Wolves

India for Birders

Former NYT India bureau chief Somini Sengupta talks about great birding sites around the two most popular tourist areas–Goa and Rajastan. Okhla bird sanctuary gets storks and flamingos. “You pick any spot in the Western Ghats,” said Rajah Jayapal, an ornithologist with theWildlife Conservation Society in India, “and you will see no less than 300 species.” – New York Times

The Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre has put 130 flood-orphaned baby fruit bats in adorable papooses. HuffPo

EU develops chickens that can get, but not spread, bird fluDiscovery

Florida’s Dania beach vervet monkey colony down to 20 thanks to development. Chicago Tribune

Northern WI porcupine class. Go see their dens. Chicago Tribune

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