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"Extinct" Primate Photographed for First Time One of the first known pictures of a Horton Plains slender loris. Long thought to be extinct, one of the

The moa were eleven species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand ranging in size from about the height of a chicken, to the largest species which was twelve feet tall. Most, if not all, species of moa died out due to over-hunting by the Māori and habitat decline before European discovery and settlement. Could a surviving population of gigantic birds be hiding in New Zealand? Moa sightings have occurred fairly regularly in the remotest parts of New Zealand from a variety of sources.

The moa were eleven species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand ranging in size from about the height of a chicken, to the largest species which was twelve feet tall. Most, if not all, species of moa died out due to over-hunting by the Māori and habitat decline before European discovery and settlement. Could a surviving population of gigantic birds be hiding in New Zealand? Moa sightings have occurred fairly regularly in the remotest parts of New Zealand from a variety of sources.

The Javan Tiger was a subspecies of tiger found only on the Indonesian island of Java, until it died out as recently as the 1980s.

The Javan Tiger was a subspecies of tiger found only on the Indonesian island of Java, until it died out as recently as the 1980s.

The Texas gray wolf was classified as subspecies Canis lupus monstrabilis in 1937 by biologist Edward A. Goldman. It was deliberately hunted to extinction just 5 years later in 1942.

The Texas gray wolf was classified as subspecies Canis lupus monstrabilis in 1937 by biologist Edward A. Goldman. It was deliberately hunted to extinction just 5 years later in 1942.

A crisp image of an Angonoka tortoise.  The Angonoka or Ploughshare Tortoise is one of the rarest tortoises in the world and is noted for its unique shell shape and colors.  Let’s keep working with Madagascar for a bit – this is the Angonoka, possibly the most endangered tortoise in the world. It is also called the Ploughshare Tortoise for the way that its shell ends in scale-like patterns around its legs.  Like all tortoises, this little guy looks both harmless and hard to kill, but they…

A crisp image of an Angonoka tortoise. The Angonoka or Ploughshare Tortoise is one of the rarest tortoises in the world and is noted for its unique shell shape and colors. Let’s keep working with Madagascar for a bit – this is the Angonoka, possibly the most endangered tortoise in the world. It is also called the Ploughshare Tortoise for the way that its shell ends in scale-like patterns around its legs. Like all tortoises, this little guy looks both harmless and hard to kill, but they…

Wilbert the 100 year old giant tortoise gets a hosing down to cool off at Melbourne Zoo

Australia heatwave in pictures: Danger of dehydration and bushfires

Wilbert the 100 year old giant tortoise gets a hosing down to cool off at Melbourne Zoo

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