Show MoreIn the world today there are about five thousand endangered species. Around one specie dies out every year. Some animals become endangered because people are killing them for their horns, as in the case of the Black Rhino of Africa. Others become extinct because pesticides are put on the food we eat, causing the animals that eat the insects off the plant to become contaminated, which causes their predators to become contaminated, which often affects the shell of that organism?s egg. Here is a list of the endangered species, 91 endangered birds, 76 endangered mammals, 36 endangered reptiles, 21 endangered amphibians, 115 endangered fish, 70 endangered clams, 35 endangered snails, 44 endangered insects, 12 endangered arachnids, 21…show more content…
The Tsunami that hit the countries in the Indian Ocean killed a lot of fish that we did not know existed. A lot of people lost their lives. Homes and boats were destroyed or left in bad shape. To this day Scientists are trying to discover what caused that underground earthquake.
People are killing wolves for their fur, teeth, or for fun. I say ?STOP! Wolves are not killing people because they are meat eaters. Would you kill a person if they were trying to destroy your homes, killing your young, or killing you for your beautiful fur?? Wolves belong to the same family as our friend, the domestic dog. The Dog is a descendent of the wolf. Some people have Siberian Huskies that look like wolves, however, they are just a domestic dog.
Some native animals to the United States that are extinct are the Ivory-billed woodpecker of Texas, the Hawaiian goose of Hawaii, the Condor and Hawksbill turtle of California, the Key deer, Flordia panther, and the Manatee of Flordia. The causes of the extinction of these animals are Pollution, Habitat destruction, and Accidental Kills.
The Bald Eagle is one of the most beautiful birds in the world, but until recently there were not many left. In 1960 DDT was banned because it was killing our beloved Eagles. The Eagle is now making a comeback. There are about 30,000 Bald Eagles in Alaska and Canada, and about 2,500 in the 48 states. The Eagle has been our Symbol for the United States since 1782 for its ?fierce and
Save The Endangered Animals Essay
Could you imagine a world without tigers, the giant panda, or the rhinoceros? What a paler place it would be. Astonishing amounts of animals are considered critically endangered and near extinction. If we would like these animals to be around for future generations, we cannot hesitate in our efforts to help them.
Rhinoceros - Sadly, the White, Black and Javan rhinoceros are all on the critically endangered list. The Indonesian Javan Rhino is in particularly bad shape with having less than 60 of their kind left in the world. There are about 3000 Black Rhinos. Illegal Hunting is their major threat.
Giant Panda - The Giant panda originates from China, Burma and Vietnam. High estimates say there are fewer than 2000 left in the world low estimates say 700. The primary reason for the decline in their population is poaching and loss of habitat.
Sumatran Tiger - This beautiful big cat is a native of Indonesia. Over the last fifty years, its numbers have decreased drastically from hunters and destruction of the Indonesian forests. Over 80% of the Indonesian forests has been cut down and sadly more is lost daily. Thanks to strict hunting laws, the Sumatran Tiger’s number have been slowly increasing over the last ten years. However, their population is still below 600.
Siberian/Amur Tiger- The Siberian tiger is the largest cat in the world. They are found in Russia. Today there are around 400 Siberian Tigers in the world. Although, this may not seem like a lot, it is a definite improvement on the 40 that lived only 50 years ago.
Polar Bear- Polar bears live throughout the Artic. At one time, there was several hundred thousand but due to excessive hunting; there numbers have decreased to fewer than 25,000.
Mountain Gorilla - This resident of Africa has joined the critically endangered list due to illegal poaching and tree harvesting. Their numbers once in the thousands, now is estimated at less than 700. Thankfully, due to serious conservation efforts, there has been a significant increase in the mountain gorilla population over the last few years.
Black-Footed Ferret - The Black-footed ferret makes their home in North America where sadly they have been hunted to almost extinction. They are the most endangered species in North America with less than 100 of their kind remaining. Man’s unrestrained hunting is bringing about their extinction.
Golden- Headed Langur- This adorable monkey lives in Vietnam. They are critically endangered with their numbers now only being between 60-70. Hunters, traders and loss of habitat are bringing about their extinction.
African Wild Ass- The African wild ass is a critically endangered animal. In the year 2002, there were less than 570 of them. Their decline in population is due to illegal hunting, loss of habitat and from the interbreeding between them and domestic donkeys.
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