Thought To Be Extinct For 100 Years
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
The W hite-winged guan ( Penelope albipennis ) was thought to be extinct for 100 years. The story of the White-winged Guan , in some ways resembles the re-discovery of some species thought to be extinct. The Guan was declared extinct. The decades of storage in a museum came after it was regarded as an extinct species. These conditions offered easy access to hunters in a habitat where a bird as large as a Guan would have little chances to hide or scape.