New York’s Landmark Empire State Building Shines Light on Endangered Species.
160 of the world’s endangered species were projected onto the landmark Empire State Building Saturday night. (August 1, 2015). Animals on display included snow leopard, cheetah, bald eagle,eastern black rhino, mandrill, celebes crested macaque, humpback whale, manta ray, and various land and sea creatures. Cecil the Lion whose death sparked international outrage was memorialized in last nights event.
Forty 20,000 lumen projectors stacked together were used to display the images onto the south facade of the building, spanning more than 180 feet wide and 350 feet tall (33 floors).
In addition to raise awareness of endangered animals, the show was part of a promotion for the upcoming Discovery Channel documentary , ‘Racing Extinction, set to air in December.
The project was conceived by “The Cove” filmmaker Louie Psihoyos.
On July 23rd Animal Place will be conducting another rescue for egg-laying hens! Over 1,500 hens, just like our soon-to-meet Libby, will be saved from a life of agony. Adopters and volunteers play a vital role in this process.