10 Previously Extinct Creatures Given A Second Chance


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Giant Palouse Earthworm

The Giant Palouse Earthworm, which is only found in North America, was thought to have gone extinct sometime in the 1980s. Shortly after, though, a specimen resurfaced. Very little is known about this odd looking worm, besides the fact that it can grow up to 3 feet in length, and often smells of lilies when handled by humans.

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Takahe

The Takahe can only be found on the South Island of New Zealand. The flightless bird was thought to be extinct following the final four specimens being removed in 1898. Back in 1948, near Lake Te Anau, the bird was rediscovered, though they are on the endangered species list right now — slightly better than being extinct we guess.

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