PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Zoo has a haunting Halloween show that many guests are discovering thought-frightening.
Within the zoo’s Extinction Graveyard there are ornate tombstones for animals who not stroll the earth from way back to trendy-day.
“Some have been hunted to extinction, just like the Dodo fowl was. Simply final yr we used to have a species referred to as the Bramble Cay melomys,” stated Danielle Quagila, a studying and engagement specialist with the zoo. “It’s truly an Australian rodent and we misplaced it to local weather change.”
Quagila says the function exhibit is supposed to impart an essential message.
“The most important objective of that is to have individuals take into consideration how their actions impression the wildlife of the setting we share,” she stated.
There are additionally couple of markers reserved for species that would at some point be extinct if too little is completed to save lots of them, just like the critically endangered Western Lowland Gorilla. Its tombstone reads, “final seen in 2035?”