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
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.