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What animals haven't we discovered yet?
Question Date: 2017-08-28
Answer 1:

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 search? Thanks for asking,

Answer 2:

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!

Answer 3:

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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