The Mystery of the Appearance of Animals Declared Extinct: Return from Extinction
Human activities and climate change have driven many animal species to extinction. However, several extinct animals have been found which show that they are still alive and prove their existence.
Various sources record several extinct animals reappearing. Some of them are referred to as „Lazarus” animals. Interesting right? Let’s take a look at the animals that have returned after being declared extinct.
Australian Night Parrot
Reporting from thelibbymuseum.org The Australian Night Parrot, also known by the scientific name Pezoporus Ocidentalis, is one of the „lazarus” animals that have been rediscovered. They are small in size and come in a variety of colors, such as yellowish green, dark brown, black and yellow. The population was declared extinct in 1912, but in 2013 a naturalist named John Young managed to find and immortalize this bird. He also won an award for his findings.
The Coelacanth fish or Latimeria Chalumnae was declared extinct along with the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago, but in 1938 one of these fish was caught in the West Indian Ocean near South Africa. Another coelacanth was caught in 1998 off the coast of Indonesia.
The two coelacanths weighed nearly 200 pounds each and measured over six feet long. The findings of fish that are considered living fossils really surprised the researchers.
Papua New Guinea Long Eared Bat
The Papua New Guinea long-eared bat has a look that sets it apart from other bats, with larger ears and an aquiline nose.
This bat was only found once in 1890 and was declared extinct until 2012, but it was observed again by a bat expert.
Cuban Solenodon (Solenodon Cubanus)
A small animal that functions as a night predator and has a mouse-like shape, Solenodon, comes from Cuba and lives in the mountains of Nipe-Sagua-Baracoa. They were recognized as missing in 1970, but were rediscovered by researchers in 1974. Since the 1980s, Solenodon has been listed as an endangered species and is a descendant of a species of insectivorous animals that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, about 76 million. last year.
The Javan tiger, with the Latin name Panthera tigris sondaica, is a type of tiger found only on the island of Java. Due to hunting and the development of the agricultural industry affecting their habitat, the Javan tiger population was declared extinct in the late 1980s.
A number of video hunters and nature enthusiasts, such as Rendian ID and Erwin Winarno, have claimed to have found the Javan tiger, although this has not been officially announced. They show evidence through videos posted on their YouTube channel. However, they did not provide information regarding the specific location where these animals were found to protect the animals from poaching and human disturbance.