From his profession, Orchard knew that de-extinction was possible. Also known as species revivalism, this is the process where scientists can generate an organism that either resembles or is an extinct species.
If this wasn’t a case of de-extinction, Mark could have found a rare and endangered species. Although it’s easy to think humans have discovered every creature on earth, that’s simply and sometimes surprisingly, not that case. Photo Credit: Wiki Commons / fearlessRich