5 animals that are ‘no more extinct’
The Tasmanian Tiger
Extinct Animals : The Tasmanian Tiger, a carnivorous marsupial that looks like a species of dog. The last known member of this species was captured in 1933 and eventually died in a zoo. But tales of people seeing the animal abound and now scientists have launched a hunt for this animal.
Philippine Naked-Backed Fruit Bat
Extinct Animals The large flying mammal was once abundant in number. So much so that huge piles of its guano (excrement) were mined and used as fertilizer. The species was declared extinct in 1996, none of its members had been spotted since 1964. The extinction of this large bat is blamed on hunting as people hunt it for its meat. The forests, where it foraged fruits, were also replaced by sugar cane plantation. Five years after it was declared extinct, the bat was rediscovered in 2001.
Australian Night Parrot
Australia’s Night Parrot was thought to be extinct as its last sighting was noted in the 1980s. In 2013, however, ornithologist John Young saw one and he even captured photos of this bird. Scientists have now confirmed that the population of the nocturnal bird continues to thrive, and efforts are on to protect the species.
Extinct Animals The Rhaphium Pectinatum is a fly species. It was thought to be extinct, but then it was spotted by naturalist Rob Wolton at the Devon Wildlife Trust nature reserve in the United Kingdom in 2015.
Bouvier’s Red Colobus Monkey
The primate had not been seen since the 1970s and many experts assumed that it was extinct. But then the species was photographed in 2015 in the newest wildlife reserve in the Republic of Congo, the Ntokou-Pikounda National Park.
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