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Scientists have located members of a giant Galapagos tortoise species thought to have gone extinct in the 1840s, USA Today reports.
Researchers who tested the DNA of 1,600 tortoises on the Galapagos island of Isabela found at least 84 were offspring of a species that originally lived on Floreana Island.
Poachers were believed to have wiped out the tortoises.
"To have a species that was thought to be extinct in the middle of the 1800s come back is amazing," one researcher told the paper.