Did you know that the vast majority of life to ever exist on Earth is already extinct? We’re talking about millions and millions of different species being relegated to nothing, before we ever took our first steps on the planet. Now, animals are vanishing at an alarming rate and we are aware of it as it happens. Sometimes, however, a few of these critters will pop back up — having survived their supposed extinction. Listed below are the animals that did the impossible and survived extinction.
The Purple Frog is probably the second ugliest creature on this list (sorry Goblin Shark) and it was once considered to be completely extinct. However, the Purple Frog looks more like a blob of purple slime than it does an actual animal. Still, the species was thought to have been extinct until being discovered back in 2003 by scientists in Palode, India. The Purple Frog lives the majority of its life underground and only comes out for mating. Furthermore, the primary food source of the Purple Frog are the termites located in their muddy habitat.
Monito Del Monte
This adorable little rodent was once thought to be extinct as of millions of years ago. However, a scientist rediscovered the species in Chile around the bamboo forests located near the Andes mountains. The Monto Del Monte is also known as the mountain monkey and it is considered a living fossil. Right now the Montio Del Monte is flourishing and there seems to be very little concern of the creature going extinct again.