Extinction: Not the End of the World?
Images and captions from the exhibition on at the Natural History Museum, London from Friday 8 February until Sunday 8 September 2013.
Irish elk (Megaloceros giganteus) - The Natural History Museum
This giant deer roamed grasslands from Ireland through to Siberia.
Dodo (Raphy cucullatus) - The Natural History Museum
An icon of extinction, this newly commissioned specimen is more scientifically accurate.
Baiji river dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer) - The Natural History Museum
Once known as the goddess of the Yangtze, this dolphin was probably extinct by 2006.
Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) - The Natural History Museum
Thanks to captive breeding & reintroductions, there are now 1,000 individuals in the wild.