CLEVELAND (January 30, 2020) – “Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction” is the remarkable true story of three animal species from around the world that have been rescued from the brink of extinction.

The tiny Channel Island fox, a unique Chinese primate and a species of crustacean up against incredible odds each take center stage on the giant screen of the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater when Back from the Brink opens on Saturday, February 8 at Great Lakes Science Center.

Discover how the enchanting Channel Island fox of California is rescued from an invasion of golden eagles in one of the fastest recoveries of a species in the history of animal conservation. Join the former hunters of one of the world’s most endangered primates, the golden snub-nosed monkey, who now work to protect them in the fabled mountains of China’s Yunnan Province. Witness the incredible migration of the Christmas Island red crab, and marvel at their recovery from an infestation of crazy yellow ants in one of the most successful bio-control experiments every undertaken.

During your journey on this heartfelt adventure, narrated by actress Claire Danes, you’ll meet the scientists, park rangers and students working to save endangered animals around the world who show that positive change is possible.

"Through the unmatched, immersive giant screen technology, we’re able to connect audiences with nature in places they might not otherwise go. ‘Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction’ offers an opportunity to engage with some of the most extraordinary creatures on Earth, which nearly disappeared forever,” said director Sean Casey. “We demonstrate how human efforts do make an impact for the better, and are essential in saving and protecting the world’s animals and wild places.”

Cosmic Pictures’ “Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction” is supported by the film’s outreach partner, The Nature Conservancy.

(Editor’s note: The Science Center’s fall-winter schedule is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Science Center will be open on Monday, February 17 for Presidents Day.)

About Great Lakes Science Center

Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, and more. The Science Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, is funded in part by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Visit for more information.