More than 33 percent of species once feared extinct have since been spotted in the wild.
Approximately 1,000 species have gone extinct in the past 500 years. Well, make that approximately 1,000 minus one. Last month, a bird thought to have been extinct for 70 years resurfaced at an abandoned agricultural research station in Myanmar. Scientists there heard an unusual bird call and traced it back to a small brown bird called the Jerdon’s babbler, written out of birding guides as early as the 1940s.