Day 4

Day 4

Most Wanted!


Missing and presumed extinct and on Re-wild conservation group’s "most wanted lost species” list….


A small, blind burrower with iridescent golden fur, super-hearing, and the ability to almost “swim” through the sand.


After a 3 year search they found the De Winton's golden mole (not actually a mole). It was the first time it’s been seen in over 80 years.

Photograph by Craig R. Jackson, CC BY 4.0.
John W. Wilson, Richard B. Primack: "Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa", Chapter 3: "What is Biodiversity?", Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-78374-751-1, pp. 61–90, here p. 76, Figure Figure 3.C (Top), DOI: [], License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). Original URL of the image: [\_3.B2\_Jackson-2.png]

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