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Synopsis:
 Imagine if the Ice Age Megafauna of California had not died off at the end of the Pleistocene, and we could visit a drive-thru game preserve to see these amazing animals.  Through state-of-the-art digital image making technology, we can at least look at the pictures we might have taken.
The Figueroa Mountain Game Preserve is modeled after the warm- temperate game preserve Hluhluwe- Imfolozi in South Africa, which boasts a full complement of large mammals and associated fauna.  We can compare the ecosystems and speculate what might be the effect on California if our wild areas were still populated by diverse megafauna.  We will also examine the various extinction theories and look at climate graphs and glaciation maps.
The presentation consists of 125 PowerPoint slides.  All of the photography and computer generated imagery is original.

 

Ken Doud's restorations of prehistoric life have been used by the National Science Foundation and    many periodicals, including the Bulletin of the Santa Fe Institute.