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New hope arrives for endangered prairie chickens


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Published on: May. 3, 2012
Posted by Bill Graham
Missouri Department of Conservation

WAH-KON-TAH PRAIRIE, Mo. --Greater prairie chickens, missing for some years among the grasses at Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie, strutted and boomed again this spring in an eons-old mating ritual. Biologists, digging deep in grassland ecology to save the species in Missouri, brought them back. Now, they watch to see if this iconic but state-endangered member of the grouse family can be restored longterm to prairies where they once thrived.

Read more: http://mdc.mo.gov/ne...rairie-chickens
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