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How about this one which made it on our TV news... for starters. Bless them :D


Bear cubs trying to get in a hammock..Canada



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This has also been in the news here. And before anyone mentions it, I am aware the crocodile's a reptile but it makes sense to add it here rather than to start-up a thread.

MR. Kai Hansen is a national hero right now.



Now, check out his , and his pet crocodile Casey's, story.

Darwin publican fends off crocodile with 'an almighty smack on the nose' using a frying pan


https://www.9news.com.au/national/darwin-pub-owner-whacks-crocodile-with-fry-pan/83879bb5-d567-49d2-8953-abf13a59ac1d


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Another one here with a Bear, in Florida, US, this time



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This next animal is NO MORE :(

The legendary Thylacine (also known as the Tasmanian Tiger). Last species died in 1936 and became extinct.
But there is a chance, and some talk of maybe bringing it back through cloning.

Meet Benjamin...



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https://7news.com.au/news/wa/world-first-scientific-breakthrough-could-see-numbat-dna-used-to-clone-tasmanian-tigers-c-5619026

Could a scientific breakthrough involving the humble numbat hold the key to one day resurrecting the Tasmanian tiger?

Researchers at the University of Western Australia and DNA Zoo Australia have mapped the numbat’s DNA for the first time using a blood sample provided by Perth Zoo.

The chromosome-length genome map is expected to significantly assist conservation efforts, with less than 1000 numbats remaining in the wild.

And according to UWA associate professor Parwinder Kaur, it could help scientists decode other close relatives - including the thylacine, which has been extinct since the 1930s.

Professor Kaur believes this will open up the possibility of bringing back the Tasmanian tiger, similar to efforts by US scientists to resurrect the woolly mammoth using DNA from an Asian elephant.

She says the numbat could share as much as 95 per cent of its DNA with its fellow carnivorous marsupial.

“We have come a long, long way in terms of technology development, and I don’t see a problem that in the next decade we will have the technology and we will have the know-how to de-extinct or resurrect our favourite species which are long gone,” she said on Tuesday.

“The more important thing which we’ve got in hand right now is one million species on the verge of extinction.

“We need to save them first ... before we start the Jurassic Park dream.”

Prof Kaur said advances in research and technology meant the numbat genome had cost just $1000, a far cry from the $2.7 billion cost associated with the first human genome map completed in 2009.

DNA Zoo Australia has identified more than 100 species for sampling at Perth Zoo, where hundreds of numbats have been bred and released into the wild.
The numbat could share as much as 95 per cent of its DNA with the Tassie tiger.


- Written, upload by Seven News Online.

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Warning : This next video features some scenes that may be distressing. - but only where the devils are feeding off, bless 'em.



A distant cousin to the legendary Tasmanian Tiger is the Tasmanian Devil. Check out their array of sounds. They're all cute :D







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Should Scientists be playing God ???

Found this "A Current Affair" TV report that examines possible method to bring back the extinct Thylacine aka. the Tasmanian tiger.

Bringing back of the thylacine could occur within the next decade after a philanthropic gift of $5 million to the University of Melbourne to establish the Thylacine Integrated Genetic Restoration Research (TIGRR)...