'Extinct' Species That Are Still Kicking

Scientists find a plethora of animals presumed dead
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2009 3:00 PM CST
'Extinct' Species That Are Still Kicking
Presumed extinct, the "Pyant Cheezar," whose name means "turtle that eats rhinoceros feces," was found in a Chinese market in 1994. No such luck for the now-extinct rhino that once helped feed it.   (AP Photo/ Steven Platt)

Some 17,291 species are on the brink of extinction, but every so often a creature appears that scientists had already given up on. Above, a bunch of critters that, to quote Monty Python, think they might go for a walk. (Read more endangered species stories.)

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