Everybody Thought This Tiny Creature Was Extinct – Until Today


Nobody had even seen one since 1986 — until now.

People from the San Diego Natural History Museum and Terra Peninsular, a Mexican nonprofit devoted to conservation, were conducting normal field research in July of 2017 when they happened to chance upon four kangaroo rats that seemed to be of the San Quintin “extinct” type. Their speculations turned out to be true.