An extinct bird more than 130 thousand years ago was resurrected - its descendants still live on Earth.

Cuvier cowgirls lived on the island of Aldabra not far from Madagascar about 400 thousand years ago. because of

the absence of predators birds gradually turned into flightless, and as a result of flooding the island, which occurred 136 thousand years ago, completely died out.

The researchers found that as a result of the Ice Age, the ocean level dropped, about 100 thousand years ago, the island rose again from the water.

After this, the Cuvier cowgirls settled again at Aldabra. The researchers suggest that they could migrate from Madagascar.

Earlier New Zealand resident Michael Johnsonfound traces of an ancient, long-disappeared bird during a walk along the River Kybern. As scientists later found out, traces were left by an extinct moa - a huge flightless bird that lived in New Zealand until about 1445.