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10 ANIMALS That CAME BACK From Extinction

10 ANIMALS That CAME BACK From Extinction


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.

Comments (100)

  1. If you can bring any animal back from extinction, what would it be?

  2. all I have to wait for now is the dire wolf to come back…

    🐶bork

  3. If I could make an animal come back it would be the Tasmanian Tiger….. :3

  4. Crested Geckos are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

  5. I have a pet Trouses she has a huge personality.

  6. Omg i got clickbaited thats what youtube is all about

  7. Did you just say 66/400 million years? Oml how did that thing not get rekt by the asteroid? Lawl

  8. Saber tooth tiger😏😏

  9. Every cat that was extincted 🙁 🙁 🙁 should come back

  10. Blood Is Red
    Bruises Are Blue
    I Came For The Thumbnail,
    And So Did You.

  11. 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!

  12. Yay……………

  13. GAINT TURTLE YEAH TURTLES ARE MY FAVORITE ANIMAL

  14. Is it just me that thinks dinosaurs will come back when we extink

  15. Did they catch that relicanth then?

  16. There was a scene from Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia in this haha

  17. I WANT MAMMOTHS AND DINOSAURS TO CO,E BACK TO THIS CRUEL CRUEL WORLD

  18. The thumbnail looked like stitch

  19. I hate you i want that thumbnail

  20. 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

  21. poooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  22. 3:50 how he can be 15 year he seems of 50 :

  23. 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 !!!!!!!

  24. the thumbnail is a toy made by a person on deviantart, get pics of actual animals you dumbfuck

  25. What is your video editor.. It's. so looks nice🙏🙋

  26. Guess who's back ?
    Back again ?
    We are back !
    For REVENGE!

  27. I would bring a unicorn from extinction. XD

  28. The animal in the thumbnail isn’t even extinct

    It’s endangered

  29. 1:30 does it have balls?

  30. Love the thumbnail

  31. The one from the thumbnail is an art doll from Gakman creatures or créature of nat xd

  32. Your voice is so calming

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 4:13 casually uses a clip from its always sunny in Philadelphia

  36. Apparently The dodo is back too.

  37. why is an ant in here its a insect

  38. we need freeze some of their blood and cells
    we can bring them back in the future

  39. caspian horse desepered brought to europe in 1800 ,some to mongolia in 1400

  40. Mine would be the trex

  41. Am i wierd for saying that the coelacanth looked cute?

  42. The thumbnail looked like a stuff animal 😂 also I would bring back dinosaurs >:)

  43. I FREAKIN LOVE CRESTED GECKOS!!!

  44. Yay nature is almost complete again but it used to be complete!

  45. Omg i saw a real bat in the Phillipines in that country bats aren't Extinct (I was born there)

  46. Where was the animal from the Thumbnail ? Tsk waste of time 😫

  47. OH MY FLIPPING FOD THAT HORSE CAME BACK YAS BABY!!!!! I loaf horses!

  48. This is so happy

  49. Where’s that cute animal that I clicked on?

  50. 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

  51. I would bring back a T-Rex from extinction

  52. fuck you and your fucking thumbnails you warlock piece of thespian excrement.

  53. Unlike this video we wanted to see the cute animal on the thumbnail

  54. 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

  55. Holy shit dude at 1:28 u could of just blurred the penis of the bat like come on

  56. CHEETAHS I WILL BRING BACK CHEETAS

  57. I would bring back the….
    I dunno 🤷‍♀️

  58. 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

  59. Mine would be direwolf

  60. 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.

  61. Never trust an edited comment.

  62. 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

  63. Why the thumbnail is a clickbait
    I just wanted to see the cute sloth

  64. Good for the animals for staying out of sight.

  65. "Life Finds A Way"

  66. COELACANTH!!!!!!!!

  67. Yay they are back. Thank you

  68. Crustaceous period?

  69. Please stop the silly human clips!so stupid they spoil your otherwise very good video's!!

  70. CLICK BAIT! The thumbnail is a lie. It's not on here. CLICK BAIT!
    What jerks.

  71. WHY DIDN’T YOU MENTION THE IVORY BILLED WOODPECKER???

  72. Why the fuck is a slow loris on the thumbnail it did not go extinct

  73. All the animals looks so weird

  74. Many animals, if not all, at least can, be created in a Lab. And, can also be made to "naturally occur".

  75. Um… If it was extinct it means there are no more left. If "they came back" there were still some alive…

  76. OMG why is everyone talking bout we thumbnail

  77. Horses and donkeys been came back

  78. WAY BEFORE JESUS WAS BORN LIKE 146million yes ago

  79. That bat look like a 🐀

  80. How the fuc do u bring A animal back

  81. The best thumbnail I've ever seen 🥰

  82. Idiots, what about the black-footed ferret

  83. They never came back from extinction because they never got extinct

  84. My dad said that we have bats in our attic

  85. Repent of your sins. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Jesus Christ.

  86. If its still found on earth, the it means it never really went extinct….common sense will tell you that

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