South Pole: About

Artist:  Xavier Cortada

Title:  Endangered World (South Pole)
Year: 2007

Download a PDF poster of the Endangered World: South Pole installation.

 

24 Species

The endangered species used for the Endangered World installation at the South Pole are listed below. Learn more about each endangered species by clicking on its scientific name in parentheses.
0°, European Sea Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio)
15° E, Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
30° E, Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei)
45° E, Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta)
60° E, Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)
75° E, Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
90° E, Asian Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)
105° E, Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
120° E, Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
135° E, Tiger, (Panthera tigris)
150° E, Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
165° E, Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)
180°, Steller’s Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus)
165° W, Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
150° W, Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)
135° W, Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)
120° W, Peary Caribou (Rangifer tarandus ssp. pearyi)
105° W, Wolverine (Gulo gulo)
90° W, American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)
75° W, Red Wolf (Canis rufus)
60° W, Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus inunguis)
45° W, Maned Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus torquatus)
30° W, Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

15° W, Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

Cortada installed the work at the South Pole as part of his fellowship through the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program.