There are many factors which contribute to animal extinction, none as crazy as a meteor crashing though. Nowadays, extinction can be more commonly linked to climate change, pollution, poaching, or deforestation. Despite the odds, some creatures slipped through the cracks of extinction and were rediscovered by scientists. Take a look at who those lucky few who survived extinction.
Huila Stubfoot Toad
At first sight we’re more than glad to jump on the opportunity to say how happy we are that this toad isn’t indeed extinct. But when we take a deeper look, we need to understand that this creature is still endangered, critically so. From the year 1992 until 2005 no-one had even spotted one.
Monito Del Monte
This little cutie was rediscovered by a scientist in the bamboo forests of Chile, near the Andes mountains. The Monto Del Monte is known as the mountain monkey which likes to eat insects and other small invertebrates, augmented with fruits.