Your question is impossible to answer,
but it’s still interesting. Of course, if they
haven’t been discovered yet, we don’t know that
they exist, but it can make us ask good questions,
and that’s what science is about.
It is important to know how many species there are
so that we can understand more about how an
ecosystem works, and maybe protect all of the
species. But it is sure isn’t easy.
What makes some animals easier to find than
others? Bigger animals are easier to find.
Animals that live in many places (not just one
area or type of habitat) are easier to find.
Animals that live near people and don’t hide are
easier to find. If there are a lot of individuals,
they’re easier to find than rare species. If they
are active during the day, we’re more likely to
see them. If they leave behind clues like shed
skin, we know to look for them. If they live in
places that scientists can reach, they will be
“discovered” by science, even if local people knew
about them already.
So if you wanted to find some animals that are not
easy to find, how would you do it? Where would
you go? How would you search? How long would you
Thanks for asking,
The only way to know what animals we haven’t
discovered is to keep searching for new animals!
To find animals that no one has ever seen before,
it’s good to look in places that are hard to
reach, such as the bottom of the ocean or remote
islands. And, if you look hard enough, there’s
a good chance you will find a new creature.
Scientists still discover thousands of new
species every year!
This is an interesting question, and a
difficult one to answer. I think the most
reasonable guess, however, is that there are
probably many microorganisms that we have not
discovered yet. I hope this helps.
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