Currently on display at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News is a museum-curated temporary exhibit called “Exploration Ice Ace: Unearthing Extinctions.”
The exhibit, which is sponsored by corporate partners W.M. Jordan and TowneBank, opened on Feb. 13 and remains on display through April 11.
Exploration Ice Age showcases mammoths, sabretooth cats, mastodons and other animals of the last Ice Age. The Quaternary Period includes the loss of the megafauna found in North America at the end of the Pleistocene Epoch. The exhibit includes fossils and biofacts from the Virginia Living Museum collections, and some on loan from the Virginia Zoo.
It is predicted around one million animal and plant species are currently threatened with extinction. The exhibit explores and unearths extinctions to consider the biodiversity and future of the planet. Extinctions are not just historical events, they are also happening right now, a VLM release stated.
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