What do you think all of these animals have in common? Make a prediction, and then explore the slideshow to find out.
From top left: Hawaii Oo, Golden Toad, Passenger Pigeon
From bottom left: Tecopa Pupfish, Caribbean Monk Seal
What do these animals have in common?
Click through this slideshow to see if your prediction is right about what these animals have in common.
Facilitate a class discussion about the interactive feature. Confirm what it is that all of the featured animals have in common: They are all extinct. Ask your students what they already know about extinction.
- What does it mean for an animal to be extinct, endangered or threatened?
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