Scientists continue effort to restore American burying beetle

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“Scientists leading the first reintroduction of an endangered species to Missouri say the work is continuing despite limitations imposed by COVID-19.

The nearly decadelong effort to restore the American burying beetle to part of its former range continued earlier this month when more of the red-and-orange insects were released in Southwest Missouri, at the Taberville Prairie Conservation Area.

The 1,680-acre remnant of original tallgrass prairie is about halfway between Joplin and Kansas City, and it is the second site in the state where beetles bred in captivity have been released.”

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