Threatened Habitats and Endangered Species By Raquel S
Define: A Threatened Habitat and An Endangered Species • A threatened habitat is a type of environment, where a particular animal lives, which is in danger of extinction in the future. • An endangered species is a group of animals that are in danger of being ‘wiped out’ from the world very soon.
Define: Extinction Extinction is when something no longer exists. There is absolutely no more of a particular species or ‘thing’ in our world, as it has been completely wiped out.
Endangered Animal 1:China’s Panda Aid for the Animal Description and Habitat - Thick black and white fur - Diet consists of umbrella and arrow-type bamboo. - Largest pandas grow to be as large as 115 kg! - Lives in broadleaf and coniferous forests. Its location is mainly China. • H Why Are They Endangered? • Habitat is lost and made into roads and railroads. • Exploitation of its food source, bamboo. • Poaching.
Endangered Animal 2:The Arctic’s Polar Bears Description and Habitat • White, creamy-yellow and light brown-coloured fur • Males weigh up to 2,000 pounds and can be up to 10 feet long. • Lives in the Arctic region, on sea ice, islands and continental coastlines. They live near the sea ice. Aid for the Animal • The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has created education and research programs, wildlife refuges, foreign treaties and action against the drilling of locations near the polar bear territory • Prohibitation of built environments being created near the polar bear’s territory • Breeding almost being done at local zoos Why Are They Endangered? • Global warming • Hunting/poaching • Industrial Disturbances
Endangered Animal 3: African White Rhino Description and Habitat • - Diet consists of short grass. • Colours of the animal can range from yellow brown to slate gray. • Lengths can go up to 150-85 cm at the shoulder. • Females weight about 1,400 to 1,700 kg. Males weigh about 2,000 to 3,600 kg. • - Live in woodlands that have plenty of grass and water. Aid for the Animal • H Why it is Considered to be Endangered • Hunting/poaching • Loss of habitat