Shock find brings extinct mouse back from the dead

Good News Notes:  “An Australian mammal thought to have been wiped out over 150 years ago can now be crossed off our list of extinct animals, following a new study. Researchers compared DNA samples fromeight extinct Australian rodents, as well as 42 of their living relatives, to look at the decline of native species since…

New prehistoric human unknown to science discovered in Israel

Good News Notes: “A new type of early human previously not known to scientists has been discovered in Israel, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University researchers announced Thursday as their extraordinary findings appeared in the prestigious academic journal Science. Researchers believe the new “Homo” species intermarried with  Homo sapiens and was an ancestor of the…

Egg of Extinct Dwarf Emu Discovered in Australian Sand Dune

Good News Notes: “A recently discovered extinct dwarf emu egg has offered the global scientific community valuable information into the deceased species. According to a report from Live Science, a researcher with the United Kingdom’s Natural History Museum and an Australian historian found the surprisingly large egg was on King Island, situated between Tasmania and Australia….

Once Nearly Extinct, The Florida Panther Is Making A Comeback

Good News Notes: “Brian Kelly, a panther biologist for the state of Florida, opens a creaking gate near Fisheating Creek, a narrow ribbon of preserved land just west of Lake Okeechobee. The path leads from trucks rumbling by on U.S. Highway 27 to a world of towering oaks, cypress heads and a tannic-stained creek that…

Extinct Fish Species That Predates Dinosaurs Found in Indian Ocean

Good News Notes: “A rare fish species believed to have gone extinct with dinosaurs millions of years ago has recently been rediscovered alive in the Indian Ocean. According to a report from Mongabay, a US-based non-profit conservation and environmental science news platform, a group of South African shark hunters recently found the rare coelacanth species (Latimeria chalumnae)…

Bird species re-discovered after almost 200 years of absence

Good News Notes: “The bird in question is the black-browed babbler, and we’ve only ever had sparse information on it. The western world was first treated to specimens and a description of this bird around 1848. Attempts to find the birds since have all failed, leaving us with very little data about the species’ traits…