“Extinct” Almiqui Found by Farmer

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“HAVANA, Sept. 25 – With its long snout and tiny body covered with spiky, long brown hair, the worm-munching creature known as Solenodon cubanus long has been a mystery to zoologists, who believed it to be extinct. But a farmer in eastern Cuba recently found the first live specimen of the ancient and enigmatic creature seen in four years, local media said.

The find proved conclusively that Solenodon cubanus still survives, and raised hopes that the curious animal dubbed “Alejandrito” may have other relatives roaming the island. more…

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5 Responses to “Extinct” Almiqui Found by Farmer

  1. KathyGab says:

    I’m glad that there are still some of these around. I hope that preservation efforts will help us keep them around. Interesting critters.

  2. Terry says:

    Made my day. I am so thrilled to have a species regain the status of extremely endangered.

  3. liz says:

    does he look awsome or what well i want 2 be a vetrinarian some day so maybe i will take care of him?

  4. Aimee says:

    Personally, I think its great that some animals that were supposedly extinct have been found. :) It makes my day. I’m so glad this little one was found. It’s so great! :)

  5. sciencestudent says:

    Had to do a quick google search on almiqui for Bio Hw. This was great info. Glad he is not extinct. He looks really cool!

    Liz I want to be a vet 2! :smile: :lol:

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