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#1  Postby Macdoc » Feb 22, 2019 4:00 am

'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years
Alex Stambaugh, CNN • Updated 22nd February 2019

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The Fernandina Giant Tortoise is one of 14 giant tortoise species native to the Galapagos Islands, most of which are endangered. The tortoises have been killed over the past two centuries, both for food and for their oil, according to the Galapagos Conservancy, which jointly forms GTRI with the Galapagos National Park.
"This encourages us to strengthen our search plans to find other (tortoises), which will allow us to start a breeding program in captivity to recover this species," said Danny Rueda, director of the Galapagos National Park.
The Galapagos archipelago includes 19 islands in the Pacific Ocean roughly 621 miles (1,000km) from the Ecuadorian coast. Fernandina, the third largest and youngest of the islands, remains the most volcanically active.
The Galapagos were declared a national park in 1959 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.


and https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

There has been a few lately including the Night Parrot in Australia after 100 year absence



Thylacine anyone?



DOES THIS FOOTAGE PROVE THE TASSIE TIGER’S EXISTENCE?
Is it still alive in far North Queensland?


https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/a ... tence.aspx

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According to TAGOA, the species has been sighted in Katherine and even Alice Springs.

"[In Alice Springs] some kids were in school and their teacher was talking about extinct animals, and they said, 'no, sorry sir, that's not extinct, we've seen that one'," Mr Waters said.

"Another one was reported by a truck driver who said he saw it crossing the road in Katherine."


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-28/ ... nd/9807296

and then finally ....Ivory Bill??



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