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Lazarus species: 13 'extinct' animals found alive

By: Bryan Nelson on Nov. 5, 2009, 12:43 p.m.
New Holland Mouse

Photo: Doug Beckers/Flickr

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New Holland mouse

The New Holland mouse was first discovered in 1843. It vanished from view for more than a century before its rediscovery in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park north of Sydney in 1967. The cute creatures are still fighting for existence despite valiant conservation efforts. One of its remote Victorian populations was wiped out in the Australian wildfires of 1983, although healthier populations still exist in New South Wales and Tasmania.