“Planet Earth is home to 8 million known species. One species may soon erase millions of others.” That dominant species is the human race. The very web of life on Earth is being threatened in what scientists are calling a “Sixth Mass Extinction.” The provocative new documentary Escape from Extinction, narrated by Helen Mirren, takes viewers on an exclusive journey behind the scenes as zoos, aquariums, and other conservation programs race to preserve the estimated one million plant and animal species in danger of extinction. Directed by Matthew R. Brady, Escape from Extinction is the inaugural feature film brought to you by American Humane, the first national humane organization committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. The American Humane Conservation™ program was launched in 2017, the world’s first effort dedicated solely to protecting and helping ensure good living conditions and humane treatment for the millions of creatures being preserved in the world’s zoos, aquariums and conservation centers.
Watch an exclusive clip from the film on the endangered Kakapo bird—now one of the world's rarest and only flightless parrot.