Xavier, Zoo to host pigeon symposium

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Xavier University and the Cincinnati Zoo are hosting a symposium to commemorate the extinction of passenger pigeons. The last passenger pigeon in captivity, named Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. Xavier and the Cincinnati Zoo hope to memorialize these creatures in the symposium. The passenger pigeon was once an abundant species, making up more than a quarter of all birds in North America. The species’ population ranged from 3 to 5 billion, making it possibly one of the most numerous species in the world. Though its extinction once seemed impossible, human interference drove … Continue reading Xavier, Zoo to host pigeon symposium