Thylacines were wiped out because people didn't understand them and their place in the environment. This shocking picture illustrates how important is to understand the importance of protecting endangered and threatened species.
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A kookaburra, one of 14 watercolours of South Australian scenes by local artists contained in an album. Loving attention to natural history detail has been made by the artists who created these distinctively South Australian scenes for the children of the visiting Duke and Duchess of York on 11 July 1901. The album and booklet of names is contained within a Blackwood chest, presented by some South Australian families to the visiting Duke and Duchess of York for their children.
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