The Earth is home to many animals and plants that have gone extinct. Sometimes though, a supposedly extinct animal may still be alive. And it’s not that uncommon; they’ve even been given a name: Lazarus creatures. These previously extinct animals who were rediscovered are crucial to our environment. There are even prehistoric animals that could still exist. If one of these extinct species is found roaming the Earth, there may still be hope for its population. So let’s travel the globe together in search of living species that were once thought to be extinct. Tiniest Wolf Japan, The Honshu wolf, was one of the smallest wolves recorded. About the size of a cocker spaniel It was said to be extinct after a series of rabies outbreaks wiped out their population; however, villagers have spotted the animal near streams in the japan highlands. New Caledonian Crested Gecko About the length of a pencil, in 1994 the species was rediscovered in the jungles, the geckos are now flourishing with life spans as long as 20 years. Laotian Rock Rat The Laotian Rock Rat has been found being sold several times in meat markets in Laos.