A forest turtle, thought to be extinct and gone forever, has been discovered in a forest in Myanmar (sometimes called Burma).
Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society found five of the brown and tan spotted turtles during a survey of wildlife in the Rakhine Yoma Elephant Park.
The discovery makes scientists hopeful that the species can survive. The turtles have disappeared because hunters have killed them for their use in food and medicine. Scientists tried to breed them in a reptile zoo, but had no success.
"We are happy and surprised that this rare animal is alive and well in Myanmar. Now we must do what we can to protect the turtles that remain," said Colin Poole, the Wildlife Conservation Society's director of Asia programs.