Washington. People are stunned after seeing a 100-year-old extinct fish species in America again. It has been found in Colorado, USA. According to a report, it became extinct in the 1930s, the reason for its extinction is attributed to mining pollution and excessive fishing.
According to a report in Newsweek, the name of this species is Greenback Cutthroat Trout. This fish has been found in Hermann Gulch in the South Platte drainage river drainage. On Monday, various photos of the fish were shared on the official Twitter handle of Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s Southeast Region.
The governor of Colorado said the fish was found in Colorado Parks. The greenback was long thought to be extinct. It breeds naturally in the waters of the South Plateau drainage. Sharing the post, the wildlife park wrote that this is a huge victory for wildlife conservation. Colorado Parks told Newsweek that there is a lot of effort to save the species from the brink of extinction, so this news is huge for us.
BREAKING NEWS: @GovofCO announces @COParksWildlife discovery of greenback cutthroat trout are naturally reproducing in ancestral waters of their native South Platte Drainage. Greenbacks were long considered extinct. Huge win for #wildlife #conservation.https://t.co/XMdCESCklS pic.twitter.com/Y5wiwrdenS
— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) September 23, 2022
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Since being shared, the post has garnered over 1,200 likes and shared over 100 times. A small population of the species was preserved in a hatchery to promote breeding and establish new populations, according to a release. Later biologists tried to preserve this species in many places. Including Herman Gulch in 2016.
Tags: America, Fish, Wildlife
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 29, 2022, 16:29 IST