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A species native to New Zealand, tuatara were nearly extinct on the country's three main islands by the late 1700s due to the introduction of predators such as rats. They still live in the wild on 32 small offshore islands cleared of predators.
A population of 70 tuatara was established at the Karori Sanctuary in 2005. Another 130 were released in the sanctuary in 2007.
Originally posted by rattan1
Just came across this article on CNN. Sorry if this has been discussed Before.
The Living fossil is a reptile called the Tuatara." They are the last descendant of a species that walked the earth with the dinosaurs 225 million years ago, zoologists say."
This means that this reptile is much older than the Human race. If this is correct then why haven't they evolved like humans have? Is this the living proof that the theory of evolution is flawed?
Originally posted by Helioflorae
This isn't news. I've seen recent pictures of these things in the past and read about them online. Nothing new or exciting here.
You might as well report finding hedgehogs