That's not how this works, that's not how any of this works
@I Am Captain Obvious, well strictly speaking it's not impossible, the most likely explanation I can think of is that a species diverged into 2 separate ones then one died off and the remaining species took up the left behind niche
@I Am Captain Obvious, literally 1 in a (I don’t even know but it’s astronomical) odds shot
@Donald Drumpf, I would agree thats most likely but to call them the same species is a grey area.
@I Am Captain Obvious, yeah I also made room for classic tabloid embellishments
@Donald Drumpf, your actually not to far off. I read the article and apparently they where a flightless bird some 400,000 odd years ago. After some type of mass flood destroyed the valley they lived in they where survived by a flying varient of the species that lived in the cliffs. Once the valley floor rose from the water some 50,000 years later the birds found plenty of food and no predators on the floor and just stayed. They lost the ability to fly and became almost genetically identical to their flightless ancestors.
@Donald Drumpf, This species died off thousands of years ago because the island they lived on went under water and they're flightless. However a species that came from the same ancestor as them settled the island when the water levels receded and proceded to evolve over thousands of years back into the same species. Its an article worth reading as its really interesting. The species is also at risk due to rising water levels again. Kind of makes you wonder why they keep evolving to be flightless
@Aaron Leibowitz, flying costs energy
@Donald Drumpf, given that I would imagine that its actually a genetic variation and not a new species. Improper classification I would imagine.
@Donald Drumpf, it seems far more plausible to me that the bird was merely endangered, and never actually went extinct in the first place.
But what do I know?
@Muffintitan, that’s neat
When you load from a previous save point.
Bird species literally too angry to die.