Artist Brings Extinct Animals Back To Life In Mesmerizing Drawings

January 22, 2015 3:28 PM

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From the great dinosaurs of the past to the birds and mammals who have vanished in our era, are vast numbers of animals have gone extinct, never to be seen again. And while large-scale planetary upheavals caused most of prehistory's extinctions, man has been the primary culprit during the current 12-million-year-old Holocene Era. Human myopia and inattention have caused many of these recent disappearances, and continue to endanger surviving species.

In "Cari Estinti," or "Dearly Departed" -- a new book from the Kalandraka publishing house -- author and illustrator Arianna Papini calls our attention to this important problem in her own way.

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