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  • Young takahē, the top of Tiritiri Island, North of Auckland, NZ.
    Rights: Kersti Nebelsiek Published 3 November 2009 Size: 160 KB Referencing Hub media

    Takahē are an endangered, flightless bird found only in New Zealand. They were presumed extinct in the 1930s but were rediscovered by Dr Geoffrey Orbell in a remote valley in the Murchison Mountains in 1948. Despite a few examples like this, when a species becomes extinct, it is almost always gone forever.

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