Everybody thinks mass extinctions are a bad thing. As much as they eliminate life, they also helped trigger the creation of new species. By studying fossils from the Big Five mass extinctions, we can learn how life was able to bounce back and see what this could mean for humans in future mass extinctions.
National Geographic Explorer Lee Berger visits the Cradle of Humankind region in South Africa and shows us what makes this area so spectacular. Partner Content for South Africa Tourism.