1) Describe the natural history and unique physical characteristics of the thylacine. What it ate, where it lived, and what did it look like? What were the reasons or factors that caused them to eventually go extinct?

2) Considering the solutions discussed in the lecture, in your opinion, what could have been done to stop the extermination of the thylacine? Can you think of another predator today that is being exterminated as a result of man’s fear and ignorance? hint: they are an American species just recently introduced to the Northern Rocky Mountains. Do a google search and write about this current issue. Who? Where? Why?

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3)Describe the artwork of John Audubon and Walton Ford. How do their styles and content exemplify the time periods they lived in? What does Walton Ford try to convey in his work about historic artists and society?

4) Write about your thoughts on the theory that we are headed for the 6th mass extinction. Explain what is meant by the 6th mass extinction. Why should we care?