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Only 6500 animals were thought to remain in North Key Largo in the late 1980s.
By the end of the 1980s, the rat had disappeared from Key Largo proper and its total population had dwindled to some 650 animals on North Key Largo, and biologists had begun to equip rats with radio devices to study them.
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So, which is the right information to have? DreamFocus23:22, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
I checked, and 6500 appears to be the correct figure. This is from the study by Humphrey (1988), who says that earlier estimates by Barbour and Humphrey (1982) were too low. That paper has an estimated total population of 654 (p. 117), and that's presumably where the Miami Herald got its data from. Ucucha 23:32, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Is The Key Largo Cotton Mouse being saved — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:01, 21 May 2014 (UTC)