The Last Menagerie features a story about Martha: the last Passenger Pigeon

The Last Menagerie features a story about Martha: the last Passenger Pigeon

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One hundred years ago today, Martha died in the Cincinnati Zoo: she was the last known Passenger pigeon, once the most numerous bird in North America. In honor of the anniversary of her passing, The Last Menagerie is featuring a story and illustration I created in honor of Martha.  Please check it out, and take a look at the work of New York artist Nicole Əntēbī, who has created a series of six commemorative plates in honor of species that have gone extinct.

 

3 thoughts on “The Last Menagerie features a story about Martha: the last Passenger Pigeon

  1. The story does bring up the issue of what is meant by “extinction” now that we can retrieve DNA from living creatures that died thousands of years ago. This was a fitting story for one of those creatures that may (or may not be) truly extinct.

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