5 "Living Fossils" Found in Nature

There's a lot we can learn from the past, and these "living fossils" (an animal or plant that hasn't changed much from its prehistoric ancestors) are proof of it.Want to find ways to preserve the past yourself? Take part in the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017 Newsmaker Challenge and your #timecapsule photo could land in the next Nat Geo Kids Almanac! For more details on how to participate, click here: http://bit.ly/NGKAtimecapsule

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    Nautilus

    One of the most beautiful seashells is home to a kind of cephalopod called a nautilus, which has been around for at least 500 million years.

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    Koalas

    Koalas have been around for at least 20 million years.

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    Horsetails

    Horsetails have been on Earth since the Mesozoic era, more than 100 million years ago.

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    Aardvarks

    Aardvarks have an ancient arrangement of chromosomes (the material in cells that determines what an animal looks like).

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    Horseshoe Crabs

    Horseshoe crabs aren't actually crabs at all. They're part of the spider family.

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