More Animals In The News Ken AshfordMarch 10, 2006Science & TechnologyLeave a Comment Good lord, I see a pattern. Furry crustaceans, unknown beasts, and now this. But this news isn’t weird, it’s actually good: an animal thought to be extinct for 11 million years has been discovered, still living, in Laos. On the downside, it’s a rat-squirrel thing. And we have plenty of those.