A year of rediscovered species

By Sarah Zielinski, 10:44 AM December 24, 2013

When reading the latest news about the world’s animals, plants and other species, it often seems that everything has gotten pretty dreary: The western black rhino was declared officially extinct this year. Poaching may soon drive local elephant populations out of existence in Africa. And those are just the extinctions we notice — scientists estimate that 150 to 200 species go extinct every 24 hours.

But nature still holds surprises for us, and not everything that looks like it has disappeared ...

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