• Question: If you could, what extinct animal would you bring back?

    Asked by Lucy Jin to Sylvia, Sumit, Martin, Kate, Bryony, Aryanne on 8 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Martin McCoustra

      Martin McCoustra answered on 8 Mar 2019:


      I don’t think I would bring any back… transplanting one animal from one ecosystem to another can often have disasterous consequences. Go and find out about rabbits and cane toads in Australia! Then imagine what would happen if we brought back Sabre-toothed Tigers? Look at all the 2 legged lunches for them!

    • Photo: Kate McGonagle

      Kate McGonagle answered on 8 Mar 2019:


      Woolly Mammoth!

    • Photo: Sumit Konar

      Sumit Konar answered on 9 Mar 2019:


      I don’t want any extinct animal to be back, as the extinct animals may not survive in the current climate. However, i do not want to see any living animals to be extinct. We should try to protect our environment.

    • Photo: Sylvia Soldatou

      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 10 Mar 2019:


      Dinosaurs! I would love to bring them back even though they wouldn’t be able to survive

    • Photo: Bryony Hockin

      Bryony Hockin answered on 13 Mar 2019:


      Have you seen Jurassic Park? Bringing extinct animals back to life has never been a good idea, unless you like being eaten by raptors… Instead, I’d rather invest time and money in organisations like WWF who work to preserve existing species. Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970 – that’s scary stuff!

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