It is estimated that there are more than 7 million species of animals living on Earth, all of which play a part in maintaining balance within the Earth’s ecosystem. Today, species are going extinct at an accelerated rate, due to non-natural environmental changes caused by human activities. Some human activities that have direct effects on species and ecosystems are: habitat loss/degradation, over exploitation (such as overfishing), and the spread of non-native species. Indirect human activities that have wide-reaching effects on biodiversity include climate change and pollution. Our handcrafted animals were made to symbolize and raise awareness about endangered species.