Lost and Found

'Zombie' species: 7 'extinct' animals rediscovered by science

Peek into nature’s lost-and-found bin.

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In recent years, several animals — previously thought to be extinct — have been rediscovered, much to the delight of scientists and conservationists.


Scientists refer to these 350-odd species as the “Lazarus taxon,” having been raised from the supposed dead, much like their biblical namesake.