Captive Breeding Won’t Save Endangered Woodrat

According to University of Florida extension researchers captive breeding may not be the best way to save the Key Largo woodrat. This endangered species has been driven to near-extinction by development. The Key Largo woodrat is vital to its ecosystem, and current housing developments are destroying their habitats. Unfortunately, UF research shows that even with a captive breeding program the woodrat will still be vulnerable to extinction. 

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