Rediscovered Extinct Animals

Always exciting news!

How weird is it when we cross of a species of animal as extinct only to be proven wrong years later? We keep hearing stories like these and it makes me want to go Inigo Montoya on some scientists: You keep using that word, extinct, but I don't think it means what you think it means. It's a nice surprise to find out when we're wrong about these animals!

I read that not only was the Giant Galapagos Tortoise, thought to be extinct, rediscovered recently, but so was the species of Giant Bee, also thought to be gone for good. The world's largest bee has been declared extinct for decades but a single female of the species was rediscovered in Indonesia. That doesn't give us a ton of hope for recover of the species but it does point to the possibility of more bees still surviving.

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