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Extinction and Conservation

Lecture no. 12 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

Extinction and Conservation

Taught by Professor Richard Kurin | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

The Smithsonian’s many facilities include the National Zoo and its living collections. Focus on four animals’ stories that shed light on extinction and conservation of species in America: Sandy the buffalo, Tioga the bald eagle, Martha the passenger pigeon, and a pair of pandas—Hsing Hsing and Ling Ling.

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r********m
April 8, 2016
Excellent lecture on the progress of American conservation. The most expansive eplanation of the near loss of the American Bison and loss of the Passenger Pigeon which I have ever heard in a history class.

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