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Watch: Inbreeding has saved New Zealand parrot

Endangered kakapos have surprisingly healthy genetic diversity despite 10,000 years of inbreeding in their native New Zealand environments. The International Union for Conservation of Nature listed kakapos (Strigops habroptila) as critically endangered due to competition

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Inbreeding threatens northern spotted owls

Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) face plenty of external threats, including habitat loss, deforestation and competition from invasive barred owls (Strix varia). They also face threats from inbreeding, according to new research. “A lot

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Isle Royale wolves down to two

A population of just two aging wolves — father and daughter — are the only wolves remaining on Michigan’s Isle Royale, spelling trouble for the apex predator as well as the ecosystem, according to a