One-time species that have made a triumphant comeback from the brink of extinction
The lion-tailed macaque is an Old World monkey native to South India. Earlier this month, the conservation status of the lion-tailed macaque changed, and for a moment the world’s scientists must have cringed. Though instead, there was cause for celebration. The lion-tailed macaque, which is one of the rarest but most beautiful species there is, was officially removed from the list of the world’s 25 most endangered primates.
The reversal of the lion-tailed macaque’s fate isn’t exactly a miracle, but it’s not entirely common in nature, either. In honour of the primate’s unusual population surge, MSN looks back at one-time endangered species that have staved off extinction.
Video: Video game for cats
The Nation's Tyrannosaurus rex, found in Montana 26 years ago, arrived early Tuesday morning at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. T... More The Nation's Tyrannosaurus rex, found in Montana 26 years ago, arrived early Tuesday morning at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The public will be able to see scientists scanning and performing an inventory on one of the most complete T. rex fossils ever found. Among their tasks: to determine the proper way to mount the bones for display. Read more about the T. rex's arrival: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140415-tyrannosaurus-rex-arrival-wankel-smithsonian-paleontology-science/
Date 11 hrs ago, Duration 1:39, Views 124
Latest tech videos
How quick are you to adopt new technologies?
Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results
- I'm a tech-head — first in line to buy the latest and greatest.
- I'll typically wait for the first wave to pass and the bugs fixed before diving in.
- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I hang on to my tech goodies for good reason.
- I'm still using a VCR and my late '90s flip phone.