Last week's poll, This week's Inbox

WHILE WE’RE HERE, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT LAST WEEK’S POLL – AND, BOY, WAS IT A CLOSE ONE! SO MANY OF YOU VOICED YOUR OPINION ON THIS – AND, IN THE END, IT CAME DOWN TO THE DUNKLEOSTEUS (DUNK-KLEE-AH-STE-US) AND THE BUCARDO – BUT, IN THE END, THE BIG-HORNED BUCARDO PREVAILED WITH 35% OF YOUR VOTE! AND THAT’S A GOOD THING! – I DON’T WANT TO SEE THE DUNKLEOSTEUS SWIMMING AROUND ME ANYTIME SOON!

AND NOW LET’S HEAR ‘WHY’ YOU VOTED THIS WAY - BY TAKING A PEEK INSIDE OUR INBOX!

JAKE FROM CHAGRIN FALLS INTERMEDIATE, VOTED FOR THE POLL WINNER, WRITING:
I VOTED FOR THE BUCARDO BECAUSE I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A LOVE FOR DEER-LIKE CREATURES. I LIKE MOOSE, I LIKE DEER, I LIKE BUCK, SO IT SHOULD MAKE SENSE WHY I CHOSE BUCARDO!

BUT JOSEPH FROM WILCOX ELEMENTARY WAS TEAM DUNKLEOSTEUS (DUNK-KLEE-AH-STEE-US), TELLING US:
“I VOTED FOR BRINGING BACK THE DUNKLEOSTEUS! EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A FEARED PREDATOR WHILE IT WAS ALIVE DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT SHOULD BE HATED. I THINK THAT BRINGING BACK THE DUNKLEOSTEUS WOULD UNLOCK SO MANY OTHER DOORS TO SCIENCE! PLUS IF THEY CAME BACK, NEWSDEPTH WOULD HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT RELATED TO SCIENCE!”

THAT’S TRUE – IF WE CAN AVOID GETTING EATEN BY THE ANCIENT SHARK!

NATALEE FROM WILLIAM BRUCE ELEMENTARY DISAGREED, WRITING:
“I CHOSE THE PASSENGER PIGEON. MOST OF THE STUDENTS IN MY CLASS CHOSE THE DUNKLEOSTEUS. I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD BRING BACK ANY OF THE OTHER ANIMALS, BECAUSE THE OTHER ANIMALS COULD BE DANGEROUS AND THE PASSENGER PIGEON LOOKED HARMLESS.”

NICK FROM ELMHURST ELEMENTARY MADE A DIFFERENT CHOICE – AND EVEN GAVE HIM A NICKNAME!
OKAY, IF I HAVE TO CHOOSE FROM THE EXTINCTION LIST...HMMMM? I'D PICK THE BDGB! AKA - BIG DUMB GIANT BEAVER! BUT ONE I LIKE, THAT IS NOT ON THE LIST, IS THE WOOLY MAMMOTH. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED BY HOW COOL-LOOKING THEY ARE. THEN, OF COURSE ONE WHICH ISN'T MENTIONED, AND IT'S IN HONOR OF NEWS CAT, IS THE SABRE-TOOTH TIGER! THEY ARE, BY FAR, MY FAVORITE EXTINCT ANIMAL. HERE KITTY, KITTY, KITTY...

FINALLY, LAUREN FROM ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY OPTED OUT OF THE POLL – AND MADE AN INTERESTING POINT:
I VOTED FOR NONE OF THEM! THIS IS BECAUSE NATURE ALREADY HAS ENOUGH INVASIVE SPECIES THAT IF YOU BROUGHT ANY OF THEM BACK THEY WOULD MESS UP THE FOOD CHAIN. SOME OF THEM LIVED HERE OVER 358–382 MILLION YEARS AGO THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO ADAPT.

THANKS LAUREN. THANKS ALSO TO JAKE, JOSEPH, NATALEE, AND NICK FOR YOUR BRILLIANT THOUGHTS – WE KNOW THEY’LL NEVER GO EXTINCT!

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