NO TURN­ING BACK

5 An­i­mals bid­ding us a fi­nal farewell

Animal Scene - - ADVOCATE - By NATE MARTINEZ Im­age by JOYCE CALEZE

Sci­en­tists re­port that we are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the sixth mass ex­tinc­tion event on earth* -- the first one since the loss of di­nosaurs 65 mil­lion years ago**, the first one caused by hu­mans**, and the first one in hu­man his­tory***.

In the past year alone, these re­mark­able and beau­ti­ful an­i­mals were de­clared ex­tinct.

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