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December 29, 2018 - CBC News Canada

World's rarest birds, once thought extinct, get a new home in Madagascar

World's rarest birds, once thought extinct, get a new home in Madagascar
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The little brown ducks were once believed to be completely extinct. 

They hadn't been seen for 15 years, and the Madagascar wetlands they called home had been devastated by pollution, sedimentation, invasive species and other threats. 

Then, in 2006, a group of 25 Madagascar pochards were discovered on Lake Matsaborimena — a small, remote lake in the country's north.

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