'Extinction Cabinet' by Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick. From ‘Truppe Fledermaus: 100 Stories of the Drowning World'.
We are living in an age of loss: the sixth mass extinction. Following the shocking report that the planet has lost half its wildlife in the past 40 years, we bring you ‘The Vanishing’. In this section we seek responses not only to extinction – the deaths of entire species – but to the quieter extirpations, losses and disappearances that are steadily stripping our world of its complexity and beauty. How do we, as writers and artists, stay human during such times?
Today in 'The Vanishing', Kim Schnuelle writes about the loss of the thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) and subsequent scientific attempts to restore its existence. With images from Kate Tume and Feral Theatre.