Rediscovering the takahē

By Geoffrey Orbell in

Issue 494 23rd May 2014

A Lazarus species is one that is presumed to be extinct and then reappears. One example is the takahē; thought to have died out by 1898, it was rediscovered in 1948 by Dr. Geoffrey Orbell. Featured here is a personal account of his astonishing find. This article was originally published in the December 10, 1948 edition of the Listener.

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