Wish you were here

Dodo illustration

Not only about dodos: Wish you were here (a small sampling):

Estimates vary, but roughly 50,000 animal and plant species become extinct each year. That’s over 130 per day, about 6 per hour.

Here’s a fun game to improve your math and reading skills (both come in handy when taking tests like the SATs): Time yourself as you read the list below and calculate how many species that were still around when you began reading have since become history. (Liberals are advised to read quickly so less species are gone by the time they’re done.)

This text is followed by a huge and sad list of extinct animals and a video. It also link to The Extinction Website, that has images and information about many of those animals that we won’t see anymore.

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