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100 years ago today, Martha the last Passenger Pigeon passed away at Cincinnati Zoological Gardens. It is amazing to think that an animal once so abundant could so quickly go extinct.

© The Field Museum, GN85465_13, Photographer John Weinstein.

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) diorama. Standing free case. Hall 21, Individual bird exhibit in case before dismantling. Documentation for Animal Kingdom exhibit preparation.

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  “A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform  packed with people. A sign overhead said Hogwarts Express, eleven o’clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a wrought-iron archway where the barrier had been, with  the words Platform Nine and Three-Quarters on it.
  Smoke from the engine drifted over the heads of the chattering crowd, while cats of every color wound here and there between their legs. Owls hooted to one another in a disgruntled sort of way over the babble and the scraping of heavy trunks.”

Happy September 1st, y’all!

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