In Rio de Janeiro, a Forest Slowly Returns to Life, One Species at a Time

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  • Tijuca National Park in Rio de Janeiro is becoming a laboratory for the reintroduction locally extinct species.
  • This process is called refaunation which is the restoration of extant species to their original geographical distribution such as the agoutis.
  • Other species the park is hoping to reintroduce is the howler monkey and the yellow-footed tortoise.

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