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Thylacine rediscovery? (2 Viewers)

James Lowther

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Takahe isn’t easy in its original range (but that may be because Lake Te Anau is inaccessible). Not sure you could describe it as easy before either; think it was only seen 4 or 5 times by Europeans before disappearing.
Takahe was already rare upon the arrival of Europeans in NZ but Maori are people too. Its original range was extremely widespread across both islands of New Zealand based on subfossil remains.
So plausibly you have a widespread species that is easily enough encountered that it is regularly hunted, eventually disappearing into a remote refuge where it goes unrecorded for 50 years before rediscovery.


Jan Ebr
I really wonder what was anyone expecting - from a guy who instead of posting the actual evidence makes a video of himself drinking - that this revelation is disappointing :)

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