10 ANIMALS That CAME BACK From Extinction
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10 ANIMALS That CAME BACK From Extinction

October 20, 2019


Welcome to Top10Archive! We live in a vast world and all that we see
may not be all that there is. Take, for instance, these top 10 animals and
critters, who once vanished from existence only to be located in some far corner of the
world. For hundreds to millions of years, these creatures
were believed to be extinct, defying the odds to make a miraculous return as incredible
tales of Lazarus species. 10. New Caledonian Crested Gecko
Initially discovered in 1866 by French zoologist Alphone Guichenot, the New Caledonian Crested
Gecko was deemed extinct after it had not been seen for a century. The New Caledonian species of gecko sported
a variety of colors, including gray, brown, orange, red, and yellow; was often found with
tiger-like stripes, and sported a prehensile tail coated in hundreds of small hairs thought
to aid in climbing. The big-eyed gecko remained unseen from Guichenot’s
initial description until 1994. After a tropical storm swept through the region
known to house these critters, a solitary crested gecko was observed, indicating the
survival of the species once thought gone. 9. New Guinea Big-Eared Bat
The world doesn’t seem to have a shortage of bats, especially with that terrifyingly
large Flying Fox flittering about, but the loss of the New Guinea big-eared bat was still
tragic. With the last specimen of this Papua New Guinea
residential flying mammal having been seen in 1890, it was determined to have gone extinct. For over 120 years, no sign of the big-eared
critter had been seen, until July 2012, when Catherine Hughes and Julie Broken-Brow of
the University of Queensland stumbled upon an unidentifiable species of bat while studying
microbats in Papua New Guinea. After two years of residency at the National
Museum and Art Gallery, the bat was finally identified as the long-since missing New Guinea
big-eared bat. 8. Javan Elephant
With poachers and ivory traders rampant in various regions, elephants don’t have it
easy these days; so when a species that has long-since thought to have gone extinct reappears,
it’s considered a win. This pygmy elephant, originally native to
the island of Java, Indonesia, was last seen shortly after European settlers came to Southeast
Asia in the 15th century. The story of the Javan Elephant may not have
actually ended there, though, as it is believed the Sultan of Sulu traveled to Borneo with
Javan Elephants in tow, inadvertently saving the species. What was originally considered a separate
species all its own, the Borneo pygmy elephant is now thought to be the remaining members
of the extinct pygmy Elephantidae of Java. 7. Bermuda Petrel
Considered the 2nd rarest seabird, the Bermuda Petrel has also been dubbed a symbol of hope
for nature conservation. To earn such a title, a species must do something
incredible, something like reappearing after spending over 330 years on the extinct species
list. Despite once being an abundant species of
Bermuda, the Petrel’s numbers dwindled due to a decline in a suitable habitat and an
increase of invasive species, eventually leading to its supposed extinction. In 1951, the species resurfaced when 18 nesting
pairs were located in Castle Harbour by ornithologist Robert Cushman Murphy, naturalist Louis L.
Mowbray, and 15-year-old native David B. Wingate. 6. La Palma Giant Lizard
Having vanished over 500 years ago, the rediscovery of the La Palma Giant Lizard has been met
with heavy criticism. In 2007, researchers at the Instituto de Investigacion
en Recursos Cinegeticos took photographic evidence of what they believed to be the long-lost
giant lizard. Though confident in their find, skepticism
arose with news of the rediscovery; and even if the reptile was still alive, the population
is said to likely be less than 50 mature members. The species was met with a drastic decline
over 2,000 years ago with the introduction of humans to the island of La Palma, leading
to the perceived extinction of the animal. 5. Caspian Horse
This tiny bucking bronco once roamed Northern Iran before being considered extinct. At an average height between 36 and 46 inches
or 91 to 117 centimeters, this wasn’t some galloping steed you’d want to ride into
battle, though their speed and strength made them vital for land travel. By the end of the 7th century, the Caspian
Horse had disappeared and it wasn’t until 1965 when the ancient horse was rediscovered
by horse breeder Louise Firouz. While searching for ponies to be used as entertainment
for children, Louise came across a Caspian Horse pulling a cart in the Iranian city of
Amol. Since the rediscovery, breeders have secured
the rise of the once extinct animal, proving that sometimes, man can be good for nature. 4. Chacoan Peccary
Somehow, for a period of about 10,000 years, this adorable little hairy pig-like creature
was believed to be extinct. Fossils recovered in 1930 lead to the discovery
of the species, and since there had been no actual sightings of them, it was determined
to have died off sometime during the Mesolithic or Neolithic periods. As it turns out, though, the Chacoan Peccary
was still alive and well and was removed from the extinction list in 1971 with the first
recorded sighting in the province of Salta, Argentina. Despite scientific ignorance to the existence
of the Chacoan Peccary, natives were very familiar with the hoofed creature, which they
recognized as the tagua. 3. Laotian Rock Rat
Over 11 million years ago, an Asian rodent family known as the Diatomyidae disappeared
completely. Fossils from the Early Oligocene and Late
Miocene eras were man’s only source of knowledge of this prehistoric rodent, but all of that
changed in 2005 with an article written by Paulina Jenkins of the Natural History Museum
in London. Jenkins and fellow authors described a distinct
variety of rodent that didn’t quite match up with any living specimen, and so it was
placed into a new family, Laonastidae. A year later, Mary Dawson of the Carnegie
Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania noted similarities to the extinct Diatomyidae,
such as thick, squirrel-like tails and distinct skulls. Eventually, the Laotian Rock Rat became popularly
known as the return of the long-lost ancient rodent. 2. Gracilidris Pombero
An incredible discovery was made in the regions of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina in 2006
when researchers came across a genus of dolichoderine ants. The significance, in case you haven’t caught
on by now, is that the particular genus was believed to have been extinct. For around 15 to 20 million years, the Gracilidris
Pombero was assumed to be nonexistent; but during observations in Brazil, a live specimen
of the supposedly extinct creature was reportedly located slinking about the grasslands of the
Pampa biome in Rio Grande do Sul. The Gracilidris Pombero was named after the
Guarani mythological humanoid beast, Pombero, who is said to kidnap ungrateful girls and
have his way with them – a trait not quite held by the ancient ant.
1. Coelacanth
For a period of almost 66 million years, the Coelacanth fish was widely alleged to be extinct,
having never made it out of the Late Cretaceous period. Originally located in the West Indian Ocean
off the eastern coast of Africa and off of Indonesia, the 400-million-year old Coelacanth
order was said to share lineage with reptiles and lungfish. Its lengthy absence ended in 1938 when it
was rediscovered in one of its original stomping grounds, off the coast of South Africa. Known as a Lazarus taxon, the Coelacanth is
of an evolutionary line that vanished from fossil records only to reappear much later
in time, a similarity shared with the unrelated Laotian Rock Rat and Gracilidris.

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  1. How retarded are you to think animals can come BACK FROM EXTINCTION!? ONCE THEY ALL DIE AND THEY ARE EXTINCT YOU CANT FIND THEM ANYMORE!

  2. Oooo I know how they came back from extinction wen they were in eggs the humans killed all the others but left that egg behind

  3. frankly a pathetic click-bait vid
    try learning the meaning of the word ""extinct"" and using it correctly.
    these animals where not extinct only thought to be by people who think they know everything.
    the didn't vanish from existence !!!!
    they have not been brought back from extinction, because they where never extinct in the first place !!!!!!!

  4. BTW if u think Dinosaurs are extinct… THEN YOUR WRONG!!! Bc a Crocodile and Aligator and types of Dinosaur so are Camodo Drangon. I’m not a scientist or an expert but that’s what I think

  5. Why can't people make the tansmanian Tigers unextinct btw
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I came for the thumbnail
    And u did to

  6. Did yall know elephants are killed every 15 minuets

    Please google it cuz idk if it is truei just saw it from a bio of an elephant at the museam

    Hi stop reading my comment please (you stalker c;)

    GURL IM SORRY BUT YOU GOTTA GO

    mk im sorry XD

  7. When I,m around 3 years old (now I,m 11).I always thought that every animal has this secret hideout,so none of the animals were extinct

  8. this is too happy i would bring back t-rex to kill all hunters >:3 only if you hunt some of it and wait for it to bring more

  9. If they are extinct, the don't exist any more. Something that is extinct can't come back into existance.

    When the terms are used for something coming back from extinction, it's more a term of "well we fucked up (or were ignorant) and didn't look here".
    Plaster "idiot" to those people and move on with life.

  10. No animal has been brought back from Extinction. What a fucking retarded title. Read a Dictionary, look-up the word 'Extinction' and go from there. Fucking dipshitz

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