Talk:Last Chance to See
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Table of animals that are now extinct?
It might be useful for someone to compile a table showing which of the animals featured in this series are now gone for ever. The baiji dolphin for one is strongly suspected to now be extinct. Kevfrost (talk) 21:55, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
Quote from the book
Can anyone find on what page in this book the classic Douglas Adams quote is:
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
Scope of the Radio Series?
The radio series is "available online in its entirety for the first time" at http://www.bbc.co.uk/lastchancetosee/sites/radio/ – the animals covered are: Aye-Aye, Kakapo, River Dolphin, Manatee, Fruit Bat, Komodo Dragon & Fur Seal. No mention, though, of the Mountain Gorilla or the Northern White Rhino in Zaire, so either the BBC is wrong about the completeness of their own series (which I don't think is the case since no other online source mentions more than seven episodes), or the inclusion of those two animals in the Wikipedia article is a mix-up (both Gorilla and Rhino are mentioned in the book, in the "Leopardskin Pillbox Hat" chapter), or these two animals are simply mentioned during one of the episodes, without a separate programme being dedicated to them (in which case the 'journeys undertaken' listing would be correct but a bit misleading anyhow). Maybe someone who has actually listened to the radio series can shed some light? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 14:06, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
- All the poking around I've done seems to find only the aye-aye ten minute pilot eposide from 1985 and the six half-hour "regular" programmes (kakapo, dolphin, manatee, fruit bat, Komodo dragon & fur seal); I've updated the page with broadcast details for each. The fur seal page has gone missing but the other episode pages are still on the BBC web site and there are no links to pages for the "missing" African animals.Mr Larrington (talk) 16:17, 1 November 2015 (UTC)