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Once extinct, almost Extinct

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, May 23, 2014/Categories: natural history, video, art and design

Animation can often tell a story in a far more interesting way than would be expected.

The new Australian documentary, Sticky , presents a narrative of real hope about endangered species. The filmmakers used cutting edge animation to tell the history of Lord Howe Island and what happened to its unique wildlife when invasive rats were unleashed upon the island. An endemic species of stick insect was quickly removed from the entire island until one tiny population was rediscovered on an oceanic rock miles away and successfully bred in captivity.

Here's the trailer:

Sticky - - Preview from jilli rose on Vimeo.

Sticky is just beginning its journey into distribution so watch for it soon. If there was ever a more improbably story about a "once thought extinct" species, I'm not aware.


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