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Science in Action! - Prairie Butterfly Conservation

One year ago   |   By Minnesota Zoo

How do you help an endangered species in the wild when most of their lifecycle has never been seen in the wild? Zoo-managed conservation populations of endangered species provide rare opportunities for detailed glimpses into some otherwise hidden biology.
The Minnesota Zoo's Prairie Butterfly Conservation Program has managed the world's only rearing, breeding, and reintroduction program for the globally endangered Dakota skipper. From this experience, we know that their caterpillars eat grasses and that they depend on a high-quality prairie. There are a lot of types of grasses on the...
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