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DNR: Disappearing prairie chickens a mystery

10:48 AM, May 1, 2013

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Numbers of an iconic Wisconsin bird have plummeted in the last dozen years, prompting biologists to take action to keep the beloved greater prairie chicken from disappearing from the state forever.

Once found in every Wisconsin county, today their population is fewer than 600, making them a threatened species in Wisconsin.

Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had suggested that the decline was caused by a lack of genetic diversity in the population. ...

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