Saturday, November 24, 2012

Extinct Tortoise Brought Back to Life

Remnants of his life almost forgotten
last remaining tortoise remembered
was Lonesome George, now through DNA
and test tube breeding, scientists
will bring his species back to life.

How much like the horrors of Jurassic Park
will this regeneration affect the eco-balance?
Should creatures naturally disappear
when they can’t thrive in a modern world?
Ashes to ashes dust to dust ...

Natural coexistence of predators and prey
ample food and water sources, a safe place
to reproduce, protection for the young
from birth to adulthood, genetic memory
of what to do as a tortoise, within a space
capable of annihilating its kind.

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