This Creature Went Extinct 136,000 Years Ago – But Then Evolution Repeated Itself

After a catastrophic flood thousands of years ago, this bird still returned from extinction.

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The Aldabra Atoll was once home to a number of different animals about 136,000 years ago. But during that period, the idyllic island became engulfed by water from the Indian Ocean, killing the creatures that resided there. Incredibly, though, one of those unfortunate life forms wouldn’t stay extinct forever.

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