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This bird went extinct and came back to life thousands of years after

Extinct 136,000 years ago, this bird came back through a process called "iterative evolution". Here is the intriguing story of the Cuvier's rail.

05/20/2019 10:53 AM
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  • Patrick L.
    03/06/2020 03:01

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  • Jennifer S.
    03/05/2020 02:45

    Oh wow! Amazing info here!

  • Johnny M.
    03/05/2020 00:52

    Aye but it won't loose its ability to fly this time, as the evolutionary pressures are altered there will be plenty of predz in the neighbourhood now, better keep the wings then.

  • Khairul H.
    02/11/2020 17:25

    It's basically.. not extinct?? End of story?

  • Lerone D.
    01/28/2020 23:20

    Tell the truth, you can't explain why!

  • Aamer K.
    01/26/2020 02:18

    This narrative is flawed.. how come something came back from the dead at its own n then evolved in similar fashion to its long extinct ancestors?... just a made up story I think. The bird existed in Madagascar all the time n seen just now..

  • Hannes B.
    12/13/2019 17:30

    So they were basically as extinct as the coelacanth, the tree lobster, the forest turtle of Arakan and the mountain pygmy possum?

  • Jake S.
    12/08/2019 22:57

    And here I thought the ice caps were melting and causing the sea level to rise and we were all going to die! Dodged a bullet there! Thanks bird! 😂

  • Lea V.
    12/07/2019 22:02

    fascinating!

  • Pietro R.
    12/07/2019 18:24

    della serie non si molla un cazzo

  • Frank R.
    12/04/2019 16:53

    Oceans rose before???? What?

  • Brent S.
    12/03/2019 23:42

    So it went under water thousands of years ago but now a few mm of sea level rise is catastrophic? Give your heads a shake.

  • Larry H.
    11/28/2019 23:18

    without God we can call it evolution.

  • Larry H.
    11/28/2019 23:15

    It just shows Gods greatness in the return of these birds. Just think what God can do for man.

  • Artha Y.
    11/28/2019 22:28

    Swam heron,,,we do have a lot in Lombok indonesia

  • Arun R.
    11/28/2019 13:35

    So they were never extinct to begin with ?

  • Saro D.
    11/27/2019 23:07

    Impossible losing the ability to fly, maybe they bump their heads and they got amnesia, God creations is perfect it cannot be change unless human intentionally change it, if thats true kind of evolution why some fish did not evolved losing the ability to swim?

  • Mohammed A.
    11/25/2019 23:50

    Fine

  • Miguel A.
    11/25/2019 23:46

    sonso de m

  • Fiona K.
    11/25/2019 19:58

    thought this was interesting 🧐