Extinct, or just 'hiding'?

Over the past months, I've been seeing articles about scientists "rediscovering extinct species" (their words). One article (dated May 2022) lists 8 rediscovered ones, and another (dated November 2022) lists one more.

Here they are:
1.The ground-dwelling black-naped Pheasant-pigeon
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2. Jackson's Climbing Salamander
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3. Silver-backed Chevrotain
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4. Somali Sengi
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5. Fernandina Galapagos Tortoise
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6. Sierra Leone crab
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7. Voeltzkow's Chameleon
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8. Wallace's Giant bee


9. Velvet Pitcher plant
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I think that those wise animals/species prefer to 'appear' extinct, so they just hide away as much as they can, for as long as they can, to avoid human beings (especially hunters/poachers). What do you think?grin
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Yea, thy're kinda doing what some do here too: hide their profile.
And then suddenly they spring into action again. nerd

But on a serious not: I have no clue.
I'm wondering how the winter will be in Kherson and Mykolaiv.
Wtf is going on basically.

Wonderful photos, you're ver good at making a colorful blog! Great!
gnite
"Yea, thy're kinda doing what some do here too: hide their profile.
And then suddenly they spring into action again. nerd"

hmmm Just when you thought they were 'extinct'...grin






Glad you like the photos, they were from the news articles (except for the plant).
Beautiful creatures.
The giant bee looks frightful. I wouldn't want to know what a sting from it could do.uh oh
They have been there forever. Humans just never were where they are, when they are. The earth is covered with areas where humans never or rarely go. And do those who enter care or understand what they see? I had a terrarium once in the house. I dug dirt outside and stuck plants in it. One day I take a good look and see something different. Got a magnifying glass. WOW. It was a mushroom I had never seen before. The top was so tiny and the stem was a hair holding it up an inch.Almost invisible. Amazing something so delicate and fragile could exist in the wild. But, I researched and they do. Now what person stomping around in combat boots, with eyes 5 feet or higher above the forest floor would ever see one?wow
So true Orzzz...thumbs up
The Somali Sengi is kinda cute... laugh
Yeah. I can well imagine it becoming a pet if a small child (or even an adult) found it.laugh
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