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Vintage travel posters celebrate world's lost wildlife

When thinking about your next holiday destination, it's standard practise to flick through the pages of a guidebook to find out more about the place you plan to visit. But very rarely do you think about the things you can no longer see there – and that is the premise for this beautiful new vintage poster series, Unknown Tourism

Created by Expedia UK, Unknown Tourism showcases some of the world's lost wildlife through a set of beautiful vintage-style posters, inspired by the air travel advertisements of the 1930s to 1950s. To accompany the posters, the design team also came up with a tag line imagining what it would be like to go and see these animals in real life.

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Costa Rica: "Discover the Golden Toad, a National Treasure"

Costa Rica: "Discover the Golden Toad, a National Treasure"
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Tasmania: "Earn Your Stripes, See the Thylacine"

Tasmania: "Earn Your Stripes, See the Thylacine"
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Mauritius: "Meet the Dodo, Our Friendliest Resident"

Mauritius: "Meet the Dodo, Our Friendliest Resident"
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Alaska: "Go Glacial with the Steller's Sea Cow"

Alaska: "Go Glacial with the Steller's Sea Cow"
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New Zealand: "Walk with the Moa in the Land of Giants"

New Zealand: "Walk with the Moa in the Land of Giants"
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Jamaica: "The Gem of the Tropics, Home of the Giant Galliwasp"

Jamaica: "The Gem of the Tropics, Home of the Giant Galliwasp"