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Corallus cropanii lives :)

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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 02:44 AM
i was unsure wheather this should go in a science sub - or " fragile earth " - but hey - here we are

yup folks - 60 years after its initial documentation in 1953 - the rarest known south american snake - the cropans boa - has been captured alive in brazil - studied and released back into the wild

the problem with docementing it was that the natives either killed them or ran away - so only dead specemins were availiable for scientific study

but thanks to an education program and poster campaign - the first live speciemin seen in 60 years turned up - in a bucket


science facts

posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 02:52 AM
a reply to: ignorant_ape


And wicked to know that the locals are being educated when it comes to conservation.

Quoted from the link :

The scientists took the boa back to the lab for some further analysis but aim to return her back to the wild very shortly, where they also hope to observe a snippet of its behavior in the wild for the very first time.

I really do hope that they stick to their words and that this Boa doesn't end up in a bottle of Formol?



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 03:03 AM
a reply to: ignorant_ape

Always good news when something thought extinct turns up again . Now we just gotta find a thylacene .

posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:51 AM
a reply to: hutch622

That certainly explains the buckets littered throughout "The Bush".

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