TIL that evolution has brought a flightless bird back from extinction through a process called iterative evolution.The Aldabra rail was wiped out 136K years ago by a major flood, but its relative, the white-throated rail, repopulated Aldabra Island 20K years ago and re-evolved into the lost species.

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-evolution-brought-flightless-bird-back-extinction-180972166/

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