Voices for Biodiversity – Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals

As individuals who work in the environmental field and whose hobbies involve being outdoors, we had heard of some of the extinct species featured in Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals by Daniel Hudon before we read the book. The popular metaphor-bird, the dodo, is one extinct species almost everyone knows about, and we also recognized Bachman’s warbler, the passenger pigeon and the ivory-billed woodpecker. But the vast majority of the lost animals in this book were completely unknown to us— so much so that we would pause between eulogies, twisting our imaginations to visualize Falkland Island wolves, pig-footed bandicoots and Cape Verde giant skinks.

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