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(CNN)   Thought-to-be-extinct plant found in old boot in Hawaii. Small robot seen scurrying nearby   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Mauna Loa, Plant, rare plant, Endangered species, Hawaiian Islands, Mauna Kea, Hawaii, tiny population of Delissea argutidentata  
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2022-10-16 4:24:28 PM  
Now there's trouble...
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2022-10-16 9:27:02 PM  
the plant had been considered extinct in the wild

Wait, so it was still around in captivity?
 
2022-10-17 12:01:19 AM  
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2022-10-17 7:10:58 AM  
"The exact location where the extremely rare plants were found is being kept private to protect the species. A protective fence was also installed to keep them safe."

Hopefully a fence with signs attached saying "Rare Plants - Keep Out."
 
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