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Mexican fish extinct in wild successfully reintroduced

Indian Express | 03/01/2022 06:37 PM | Click to read full article

There once was a small fish called “tequila splitfin” that swam in a river in western Mexico, but disappeared in the 1990s. 

Scientists and residents, however, have achieved the return of a species extinct in nature — but conserved in captivity — to its native habitat. Its success is now intertwined with the community’s identity and being touted internationally.