One day, in the not too distant future, there won't be any more animals. I'm talking none, not even hotdogs. So one zoo is taking a proactive approach to extinction education. Namely, LEGO animals. Wait, WTF?
Opened yesterday, the Philadelphia Zoo's Lego-made exhibit, called ''Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure," features the work of world-renowned Lego artist Sean Kenney. According to Kenney, the 34 animals he created for the zoo took him over one year to complete--the largest project he's undertaken.
In addition to the Lego sculptures, each exhibit features a description of how the animals' habitat is under threat, and simple ways that everyone can help aid in its protection.
Zoo officials are hoping that folks who may have been drawn in by the impressive sculptures will walk away with a better understanding of threatened ecosystems and what they can do to lower their impact.
You know what else people can do to help prevent animal extinctions? Well Jesus, don't look at me -- I don't have all the answers. Kidding, of course I do. And the answer is simple: peeing in the shower. And if you wanna be super green and really conserve some rainforest you should probably go ahead and #2 in there as well. Do it! DOOD IT FOR THE ANIMALS! Boom, campaign slogan.
Hit the jump for a little penguin and polar bear action.
Lego Artisan Creates Endangered Species for Zoo [treehugger]
Thanks to Cam, will, chip dangles and Jesus, only one of which can come down from heaven to save the animals. SPOILER: Not chip dangle.