What's it like to be the the last of your kind?

Via Andrew Sullivan, I just heard a lovely song, by a band called The Mountain Goats, written from the point of view of the last member of three species: the Tasmanian tiger, dodo, and Panamanian golden frog. You can listen to the song here:



 Here are the lyrics (which were inspired by Deuteronomy 2:10):

This week, Andrew also linked to a eerie film clip of the last Tasmanian Tiger, a predatory marsupial that went extinct in the 1930s: