Habitat destruction, unregulated hunting, and chemical pollutants have caused the decline or extinction of numerous species of wildlife accross the globe. In the early 1900's, concerned naturalists and outdoorsmen started the modern conservation movement by passing legislation like the Migratory Bird Treaty, and suggesting restrictions on the unregulated hunting of species that had become rare. Today, many species that had once been hunted out of the state, or had declined to dangerously low levels, are back! This exhibit highlights several of the species that have been successfully restored to our state by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and related state, federal, and civic organizations. Through interpretive text, dramatic mounts, and interactive computer programs, visitors will learn the history of both the decline and the comeback of elk, white-tailed deer, river otters, ruffed grouse, wild turkey, peregrine falcons, walleye, and muskellunge.