Sunday, 10 February 2013

Extinction: Beyond dinosaurs and dodos


The extinction of an animal species always brings finality, but in the wake of the demise of species other creatures can prosper. More than 99% of the species which once roamed our planet no longer exist, yet a rich range of plants and animals survived.

In a new exhibition - Extinction: Not the end of the world? - the Natural History Museum in London explores how extinction can have a long-lasting effect on other creatures, and looks at those animals facing an uncertain future in the 21st Century. Take a look with exhibition developer Alex Fairhead.

Extinction: Not the end of the world? can be seen at the Natural History Museum, London, until 8 September 2013.

All images subject to copyright. Most images courtesy Natural History Museum.

Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 7 February 2013.

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