Back from the dead: 9 species rediscovered in 2022

They’re really good at hiding.

The Santa Marta sabrewig, sitting on a branch with its back to the camera. It has iridescent blue an...
Photo by Yurgen Vega/SELVA/ProCAT

Lucas Bustamante © Galapagos Conservancy

When no one spots a plant or animal for a long time, chances increase that its species has gone extinct.

But sometimes, species lost to science unexpectedly reappear.

Video by Jason Gregg/American Bird Conservancy