NASA and ESA scientists have separately discovered a new type of bacteria in their clean rooms. Only very unusual organisms can survive the repeated sterilization procedures in clean rooms, not to mention the severe lack of nutrients available. It was so different from known organisms that it constituted not just a new species, but a new genus.

Toucans are actually an endangered species due to their habitat being destroyed with the removal of huge chunks of rainforest, but as toucans adapt so quickly they are able to survive.