Florida grasshopper sparrow will probably go extinct. A conservation effort may be the last hope

Birds bred in captivity have been freed. Biologists are waiting to see whether they will mate with the wild species.
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First wild Sumatran rhino in Borneo captured for breeding campaign

Conservationists have captured a wild Sumatran rhinoceros in Indonesian Borneo and relocated it to a breeding center — a key step toward saving the critically endangered species.

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Eight years until red wolf extinction?

As the wild population of critically endangered red wolves falls to just 40 animals, captive breeding may be their last chance for survival.
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Squirrel sex is complicated

Only 35 Mount Graham squirrels remain in the wild, but five captive squirrels could hold the key to their long-term survival — if we can get them to breed.
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