Extinction: Not The End Of The World? opens at the Natural History Museum in south-west London on Feb 8th.
A dodo looks forlornly from within
its glass cage while a dinosaur skull sits menacingly on a pole - both
surveying a room filled with fellow casualties of extinction, as well as
The flightless bird met its doom in the 17th century - and the fearsome Chasmosaurus belli died out around 150million years ago. And a bluefin tuna suspended above a giant food can serves to highlight the plight of endangered species.
form part of a new exhibition - called Extinction: Not The End Of The
World? - at the Natural History Museum in south-west London.
But the purpose of the display, which opens on Saturday, is to take you beyond the dodos and dinosaurs to discover species that prospered in the wake of others’ demise.
In other words, the message is: extinction is not always a bad thing.