Which 5 animals are close to extinction?

In Year 8 RE we’re looking at creation stories, stewardship, animal rights and battery hens this half-term. We’ve talked in class about which animals have their welfare protected by the law and which animals are lawfully allowed to be used in scientific experiments. Debating whether animals and humans are equal as well as thinking about self-consciousness and autonomy, has led some students to really think about which animals of the world need special protection because they’re so few in number.

The BBC iwonder series have a superb investigation, perfectly timed for us, about which 5 species are most under threat in the world, as well as links to mini-documentaries  and articles about zoos and Charles Darwin.

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