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Animal species that went extinct but came back

Earth is an incredible creation of nature and god. The ecosystem where plants, human beings and animals live together in coordination with each other. When Human beings talk about the environment, plants, trees and nature are the most common topics or subjects in that discussion. Animals are always secondary and mostly considered out of picture unless we talk about food. But animals are as significant to maintain the balance or the chain of ecosystem.So many animals have gone extinct but people only show love when it's on their plate. Animals, precious species, and a large percentage of wildlife have gone extinct over years. The efforts to preserve and bring back those species have not been in much light. No recognition for the species who are on verge of extinction or came back. So today we will discuss animals that went extinct but came back.

There are a large number of animals, birds, fishes, mammals etc that went extinct in the last 50-100 years but came back due to the combined efforts of nature and man. Let's discuss more about them:


(How Stuff Works)

Coelacanth is a sea animal, a fish which lives deep underwater in their caves, they are nocturnal endangered species which went extinct with the dinosaurs centuries ago with no siblings left behind and assumed as extinct with no trace of population, but came back from the dead when they were witnessed recently in South Africa in about 1938.

Bald eagle

(National Geographic Kids)

The bald eagle is national bird of united species that came back from extinction. Due to pesticides and hunting etc. they went extinct in 1800s and in 1950 there was a mere population of 415, but The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940 was launched, today is estimated pollution of 315000+

Blue whale

(National Geographic Kids)

The largest animal on the planet weighting 200 tones and roaming across the oceans went extinct in 20 the century, killed more than 380000 blue whales and left 0.2 %. But their population slowly from 5000-15000 in 2018 with efforts of environmentalists, scientists, and many other people worked hard to revive it.

Peregrine falcon

The fastest animal in the world who can fly at 242 miles per hour, they went extinct in their 20s due to pesticides and chemical sprays. They were reduced from thousands to hundreds in North AAmerica. And in Europe there are less than 1000 falcons. Researchers found that there were a reduced number of eggs that were hatched. But tables turned and now the population is more than 140000 globally.

Steller sea lion

(National Geographic)

Sea lions are the sea animals that live inside and come outside on shores occasionally. The steller sea lions are the largest and rarest of sea lions, which went extinct and declined in 1990’s by 80% due to food shortage and sharks etc. Currently they are listed as near threatened endangered species as well.

Southern white rhinos


White rhinos are a rare type of rhinos and southern white rhinos are a subcategory of the same. This makes them extremely rare.They went extinct in early 20s due to hunting and were assumed completely extinct with no trace of population but a small population of 20 rhinos were found in south africa in 1895. But today there are about 19000+ southern white rhinos mostly in SA.

Giant panda

(National Geographic Kids)

The giant pandas are cute furry pandas who are large in size and weight, went extinct in the 20th century that is mainly due to poaching and wild fires etc. Only a thousand pandas were left in the 1970's. Due to their primary food being bamboo shoots or plants it is difficult to provide and maintain for that and this leads to starvation. They do not reproduce frequently so it's very difficult for them to recover the loss due to the decreasing population.But now there are about 3000 pandas around the globe.

Elephant shrew

(Smithsonian's National Zoo)

An elephant shrew is a rare kind of small rat-like creature that was last found 50years ago, assumed to be extinct. But scientists found these creatures alive in august 2020 in the midst of a pandemic. Though they are not large in number but with time and care there

numbers will increase.

Bermuda Petrel

(National Wildlife Federation)

The bermuda petrel is like a bird who was last witnessed in the 1620s and went extinct due to soil erosion and hurricanes. Also known as cahow, the borrowing bird came back from extinction in the 1950s when a small number of petras were seen flying across east of bermuda due to joint efforts of the government of bermuda and scientists etc.

These were the special animals who came back with all the wildlife protection acts and people along with the supreme force of nature.





Encyclopedia Britannica


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