I have this sinking feeling that I'm witnessing all these fantastical shapes just before they vanish forever. One day, a future consciousness might marvel at the thought of what these beings were really like -- just as we try to imagine a triceratops or a wooly mammoth. Will our love save them in time?
Mother and daughter A female Sumatran rhino named Ratu, right, is seen with her newly-born calf at Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, Indonesia, Monday, June 25. Ratu, a highly endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, gave birth to the calf Saturday in western Indonesia, a forestry official said. It is only the fifth known birth in captivity for the species in 123 years.