I did the animal illustrations and my colleague Hong Shin did the layout and text.
THE LAST OF THEIR KIND
Scientists are warning that the Earth may be at the beginning of the sixth mass extinction. In a report published by scientific journal Nature last week, scientists calculated that current extinction rates are almost 80 times higher than non-mass extinction rates, due to the burgeoning human population. The Straits Times looks at animals which have gone extinct recently, and some that may disappear within the next century.