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On this Day, 27 March 1863: an Auk-ward reflection

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Inspired by Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species, a Brighton Herald editorial of 27 March 1863 turned its attention to the ‘Extinction of Species’ — in this case, the Great Auk.

This flightless bird became extinct in the mid-19th century, but you can still see a stuffed example at the Booth Museum of Natural History.