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Re-Wilding the Great Plains

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Re-Wilding the Great Plains

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Re-Wilding the Great Plains

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Should there be camels in Kansas? Elephants roaming Illinois? A new paper published in the journal Nature proposed "re-wilding" North America, by introducing populations of large animals related to ones that roamed the Great Plains during the Pleistocene era.

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Josh Donlan, doctoral candidate in Cornell University's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in Ithaca, N.Y.