The Magnificent Book of Extinct Animals explores some of the most captivating creatures to have once shared our planet. From the giant moa and the dodo to the black rhino and the Pinta Island tortoise, the animals in The Magnificent Book of Extinct Animals book have all disappeared due the actions of humankind. The animals’ stories demonstrate the fragility of life on Earth, and inspire young readers to take action to protect the environment and preserve endangered animals. 36 EXTINCT ANIMALS: Learn about dozens of animals, from the giant moa to the dodo to the black rhino. STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS: Vibrant, detailed images vividly bring long-lost and recently extinct animal species back to life.