Stories tagged "extinct"

April 12, 2019

Racing to Save the Last American Gopher Wood Trees

A dedicated team of scientists from the Atlanta Botanical Garden and local volunteers in the Florida Panhandle is racing to save the 750 or so “gopher wood” trees that remain in the U.S. According to Earther, religious scholars have long searched for the...

February 22, 2019

Found! Fernandina Tortoise Is Not Extinct After All

A team of explorers on the Gal√°pagos Island of Fernandina last week discovered a female giant tortoise from a species thought to have gone extinct in 1906.¬† The expedition was led by biologist Forrest Galante for Animal Planet’s series “Extinct or...