100 years later, have we learned from the passenger pigeon's extinction?

September 2, 2014 2:45 PM

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100 years later, have we learned from the passenger pigeon's extinction?

Monday was a sad anniversary in the history of American wildlife conservation, marking the centennial of the passenger pigeon's extinction.

We don't usually know the date of a species' passing with such precision, but in this case it's well established as Sept. 1, 1914, because the last living pigeon was an inmate of the Cincinnati Zoo at the time of her demise.

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