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Rare Missouri beetle will emerge once again

February 9, 2012 | 5:19 p.m. CST
The endangered American burying beetle, a native to Missouri, has not been found in the wild since the mid-1970s. In May, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to release about 200 of the beetles at Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie near El Dorado Springs.

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