By IRATI EGORHO DIEZ, age 10

IMAGE: Wikimedia Commons
IMAGE: Wikimedia Commons

For the past two decades scientists have seen de-extinction as a cross between reality and fantasy. Finally, on July 30, 2009, a team of French and Spanish scientists brought back a cloned Bucardo, or Pyrenean Ibex, a wild goat that became extinct in 2000. Unfortunately, the clone only survived for 7 minutes. Scientists all around the world still question whether it is even worth it to try bringing extinct animals back if we are destroying the habitats they live in.